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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Hickman Farm - Kit Carson County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: This property consists of mixed grass prairie and cultivated land with scattered tree plantings and draws. Watch red and swift fox in the open prairie as well as mule and white-tailed deer. Pheasants can also be observed in the area, along with Colorado's state bird, the Lark Bunting. Sunflowers paint the roadsides with color in the summer. You can also see Northern Harrier, Grasshopper Sparrow, Cassin's Sparrow and possibly Short-eared Owl. Playas are also present throughout the area and when wet harbor Long-billed Curlew and other shorebird species. Pronghorn are also common. Take the time to hike through the mixed grass prairie and explore this beautiful country. Cultural artifacts have also been observed on site including arrowheads and Native American beads.

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie, Hedgerow/Shelterbelt
Directions: To inquire about access to this ranch and to get directions, please contact Linda at the Flagler Conservation District (719-765-4676) a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your potential visit. Please remember that this is a working ranch as well as a private residence, and there may be times when the landowner cannot accommodate visits. While you are on the ranch, remember to stay on roads, leave gates as you find them (whether open or closed), and refrain from taking anything off the ranch or leaving trash behind.
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