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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

CU South Campus Ponds - Boulder County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This area is owned by the University of Colorado but has not yet been built on, and so in the meantime it serves the function of open space. A couple of small ponds on the property can be attractive to waterfowl. Otherwise the whole place is mostly grassy areas with scattered second-growth trees, sometimes good for hawks and sparrows. One winter a Varied Thrush showed up in the Russian-olives on the west side of the property.

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Grassland/Prairie, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt
Directions: From Denver, take US 36 to Boulder, exiting onto Table Mesa Road (note: this is a tricky double exit; take the right off of US 36 and then another immediate right to get to Table Mesa). At the bottom of the entrance ramp, turn left (west) onto Table Mesa and follow it back under Foothills Parkway, past the Park'N'Ride, and over US 36. Just past the US 36 bridge, take the first left onto South Loop Drive (sign for CU South Campus).
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