Where to See Prairie Dogs in Northern Colorado

Admit it: You think prairie dogs are endlessly entertaining, and it feels good when you watch them. We agree! Us too! In addition to the feeling - we call it "jump-yip joy" - since their colonies support hundreds of other wildlife species, a colony visit can also provide excellent bird-watching opportunities as well as an invigorating and increasingly rare chance to  experience the beautiful, diverse prairie ecosystem, one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world.

Photo by Ron Singer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Photo by Ron Singer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Check out these colonies. Show them off to friends, family and out-of-town visitors - even or especially to prairie dog naysayers or nonbelievers - to spread #jumpyipjoy far and wide. Our affection for prairie dogs has value, like prairie dogs themselves, so let's use it to help them! If we haven't included your favorites, send us pictures and detail and we'll add them.

For the record, it's good to care about prairie dogs. It's good to want a kinder world where killing is NOT the go-to solution for creatures considered to be a nuisance or inconveniently in our way. It's good to believe in #jumpyipjoy.

See you around the burrows!

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