Blog Archives

Morning Birding Species List | June 7, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6AM - 9AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake

North Star Birding: Rails & Snipes | May 26, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6:30AM - 8:30AM
Weather: sunny, clear
Location: North Star

Morning Birding Species List | May 17, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: partly cloudy, cool.
Location: Hallam Lake, the Library, and Woody Creek


Hunter Creek Prescribed Fire: A Victory for Collaborative Restoration

On May 14th, 2016, following an extensive planning and monitoring process, a suitable spring burn window presented itself for the USFS White River National Forest and Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit to conduct a prescribed fire on the south-facing slopes in the Hunter Creek Valley.

Morning Birding Species List | May 3, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: sunny, cold.
Location: Hallam Lake

Anatomy of a Prescribed Fire: Avalanche Creek - Filoha Meadows

On April 4th, 2016, the White River National Forest, in partnership with Pitkin County OST, CO Parks & Wildlife, and Carbondale Fire, conducted a 500-acre prescribed fire on the slopes above Avalanche Creek Campground and Filoha Meadows. The burn targeted shrub, pinyon-juniper, aspen, and grassy vegetation in areas that provide critical habitat for bighorn sheep and other native wildlife. Following an extensive planning and monitoring process, a suitable burn window presented itself this spring.

Interview with Jayni Chase in Honor of Earth Day

On April 22nd, 1970, the United States celebrated its first Earth Day. This year marks the 46th Anniversary of Earth Day, and ACES is celebrating by designating April as Earth Day month at the Hallam Lake Visitor’s Center and Nature Preserve.

Morning Birding Species List | April 5, 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7:30AM - 10:03AM
Weather: changeable, partly clear
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified

Canada Goose
Green-winged Teal
Pied-billed Grebe
Great blue Heron
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie

Snow for All

What does snow mean to you? For some, it recollects cold days spent inside by a warm fire, while for others snow means the opportunity to ski, sled, toss around snowballs, or build a snowman. Winter invites us to explore what snow means to us and some of the ways snow impacts our lives, as well as the lives of plants and wildlife. This month at ACES at Hallam Lake, we invite locals and visitors to learn about and explore snow! 

Morning Birding Species List | March 1, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: high thin clouds, 28 F.
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified

Canada Goose (pictured above)
Green-winged Teal
Pied-billed Grebe
Blted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee