As a member of FOGG you have the satisfaction of knowing that your dues and donations will be used to preserve and enhance one of our nation’s most beautiful and treasured city parks.   Members also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Our quarterly newsletter, “FOGGhorn”
  • A 25% discount at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center gift shop and restaurant
  • FOGG library use and checkout privileges
  • Special workshops, programs and social events throughout the year
  • Exceptional volunteer opportunities
  • Community and environmental involvement
  • New friends, new interests
  • Personal satisfaction in contributing to the ongoing stewardship of the Garden of the Gods Park and its preservation for future generations
  • For new members, 2 free passes for “How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?” a movie exploring the geologic and natural history showing daily at the Visitor and Nature Center

Join Together with Other Environmentally Conscious Individuals…
FOGG provides members numerous opportunities to learn, share, explore, get involved, and engage socially with other members such as …

Annual Bird Count

Every December FOGG hosts a bird count in the Garden followed by a holiday luncheon in the Visitors Center.  Members split up into small groups led by park naturalists and local amateur ornithologists and walk designated areas of the park to count birds and identify species.  Results are tallied and presented at a luncheon for all participants.  Results are given to the Audubon Society for their long term tracking of bird species around the world…

Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner

The annual meeting and potluck dinner is held every April in the Visitors Center.  It provides a chance for FOGG members to renew acquaintances and socialize over dinner.  The FOGG board provides the annual report on accomplishments, finances and plans for the year ahead.  The evening is capped by entertainment provided by local musicians and story-tellers.

Field Trips

Miscellaneous field trips to local museums, parks and various attractions that enable FOGG members to learn about the natural and cultural history of El Paso County.  These have included museum visits to: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, McAllister House, The American Numismatic Assn Museum, Pioneer Museum and Denver Museum of Natural History.  Excursions to other parts of our State have enabled members to learn about the Wildflowers in the Mountains around Crested Butte, enjoy a river cruise in Black Canyon of the Gunnison, ride the historic Rio Grand Scenic Railway through the Royal Gorge and visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Hosted Events

FOGG, through the efforts of our members, organizes and hosts a variety of events open to all.  These include:

  • Fossil Day
  • Big Horn Sheep Day
  • The June Starlight Spectacular with the Nature Center and TOSC
  • The Moonlight Hike (in November)
  •  A variety of other events throughout the year