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Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO, is a 24-acre parcel of land that was donated to the city of Longmont in 1974 by the Hamm family in honor of Captain Jim Hamm, a U.S. Air Force pilot who was shot down in Vietnam in 1968 and other St. Vrain Valley veterans who fought in that war.
A public observation area on the southwest side of the Jim Hamm Nature Area provides blind to bird watch.
Yellow-headed Blackbirds use the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO extensively every year to mate, nest and raise their young.
Cattails provide shelter and nesting grounds for many birds like the Yellow-headed Blackbird at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A Yellow-headed Blackbird prepares to land in the cattails at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
Bullfrogs thrive at Calkins Pond at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A Western Grebe fishes for food at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A Great Blue Heron flies above Calkins Pond at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A Double-crested Cormorant catches a fish at Calkins Pond at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
Great Blue Herons visit the Jim Hamm Nature Area.
Many species of fish reside in Calkins Pond at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO, which are a source of food for many water fowl visiting the nature area.
The flag of the United States of America and the POW/MIA flag fly over Calkins Pond at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A young Great Horned Owl rests on a fence post at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.