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Painted Ladies Part Two

After seeing thousands of painted lady butterflies a couple of weeks ago, I thought they were done for the season.Painted Ladies migrate across North America! Wrong! There are still so many migrating through the Denver area, that, when they fly … Continue reading

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Alpine Flowers

A couple of years ago, when I was giving presentations for my book, a member of the audience asked me where she could find wildflowers in the alpine tundra. I was a little nonplussed, because you can find wildflowers in … 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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Rocky Weekend

My husband and I spent last weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park. We took a hike up North Moraine, along the Ypsilon Lake Trail. About a mile up, I stopped to photograph this good looking male hairy woodpecker. I was … Continue reading

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Aspen on Mt. Evans

We love our quaking aspen in Colorado, and never more than at this time of year. They are turning now, and they won’t last long. I took a drive up to Evergreen last week and found a little meadow ringed … Continue reading

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Alpine flowers on Mt. Evans

I finally made it up to the tundra yesterday, not Trail Ridge Road this time, but Mt. Evans, outside of Denver. Mt. Evans is nearly unique in the world in that it is a 14,130 foot mountain with a road … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park In 360 Degrees

I just found this cool link on National Public Radio (NPR) that will allow you to see six views of Rocky Mountain National Park in 360 degrees — all the way around.Stand at the Edge of Geologic Time. In “Hands … Continue reading

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Night Visitors

We had visitors in the night. The dogs woke me up and made me let them out to find the intruders.We’ve had a lot of raccoon lately, including one epic dog-raccoon fight last summer. Dogs and Raccoons Battle to 1-1 … Continue reading

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Bees and Butterflies

Our neighbors behind us are turning their backyard into a farm. They have a garden. They have chickens. They have fruit trees. This year, they added honey bees. We, on the other hand, have always had a hummingbird garden that … Continue reading

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Nuthatches pairing up

We’ve had a couple of red-breasted nuthatches coming to our bird baths up on Green Mountain this week. I’ve always enjoyed nuthatches because they remind me of darts that have been thrown really hard. After doing some research, I learned … Continue reading

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