Submitted by ACES Naturalist on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 11:40
As ACES naturalists, we often get to see--and share with our guests--signs of winter animals while on the trail. However, due to the nocturnal or crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk) habits of many of these animals, we rarely get the chance to see them in action. Last night I was given a rare opportunity to see one of these elusive animals on the prowl in my own backyard.
Submitted by ACES Naturalist on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:34
Last Thursday at Hallam Lake for the Naturalist Night speaker series, Professor Dan Tinker from the University of Wyoming gave a really illuminating talk about some of the science and research going into the Rocky Mountain Pine Beetle outbreak we are witnessing across the West. Living, working, and learning in Colorado nearly my entire life, I thought I had a decent grasp on most of the science looking at the interactions of Beetles in our forests. Professor Tinker quickly dispelled that little notion of mine.
Submitted by ACES Naturalist on Thu, 03/03/2011 - 12:24
After almost nine months at ACES (has it really been that long?), I'm beginning to feel like I know Hallam Lake well. However, the best thing about Hallam Lake is that there is always something new to find. Last week, after a lot of snow over the weekend, Robin and I were walking around the lake, shoveling out the platforms and bridges. Coming around the corner past the big blue spruce, I saw something exciting ahead of me.