Take a Closer Look...Foothills Life Zone
Many different animals thrive in this region. Noisy magpies build huge, ball-shaped nests in the foothill trees. Blue-and-gray scrub jays collect oak acorns, then push them into the ground to store until winter. Many mammal, such as long eared mule deer, chipmunks, coyotes and mountain lions find plentiful food and shelter in the foothills.
Location. 38° 55.301′ N, 105° 1.549′ W. Marker is near Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is on Pike's Peak Toll Road. Touch for map. Marker is located near the Crystal Reservoir Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade CO 80809, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Well-traveled Water (here, next to this marker); Test Your Bird I.Q. (here, next to this marker); The Making of America's Mountain
Categories. • Animals • Environment •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 601 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.