Tag Archives: Front Range

Life in the mountain shrub community

Another hike, a bunch more fun photos. One of the big reasons I like walking is because I go slow enough to see interesting things. If I’d know blotchiness on the side of the lizard would be diagnostic, I would … Continue reading

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Sharp-shinned hawk misses flicker for lunch

The gregarious band of little bushtits took off in a burst of feathers and cheeping alarm calls. I looked up just in time to see a Northern flicker shoot out of the top of a tree, with a sharp-shinned hawk … Continue reading

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Air Inversion Traps Cold Air, Pollution

Normally on Green Mountain you get a wonderful view of Denver.  Often the air is so clear that we can see the terminals of DIA across the Platte valley.   Not yesterday. Yesterday, we saw a thick grey smudge across … Continue reading

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