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Morning Birding Species List | May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: sunny
Location: Hallam Lake, Marolt Open Space, and Aspen Community Garden

Species Identified  

Canada Goose 
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Spotted Sandpiper
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (pictured above)
Downy Woodpecker
Norther Flicker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow


Morning Birding Species List | May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6:30AM - 8:30AM
Weather: sunny
Location: North Star Nature Preserve

Species Identified  

Canada Goose (pictured above)
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Spotted Sandpiper
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Red-naped Sapsucker
Norther Flicker
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee


Morning Birding Species List | May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Ute Cemetery and Aspen Grove Cemetery

Species Identified  

Canada Goose
Mallard
Cooper's Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper (pictured above)
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

     


Morning Birding Species List | May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: overcast
Location: Hallam Lake and Sunnyside Trail

Species Identified  

Canada Goose
Mallard
Cooper's Hawk
American Coot
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee

 


RBR News | April 27, 2017

Posted in Ranch Report

Last summer, we designed and constructed a new passive solar seed “start” house to improve seedling preparation for the growing season. Several of the structure’s energy efficient features were made possible with a generous grant from the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE). Construction was not completed until late in the summer, so this is the first full season that we have put it to use and we have grown more vegetables this winter and spring than ever before.  


Fire Causes in the Roaring Fork Valley

Who starts more fires in the Roaring Fork Valley, Mother Nature or humans? A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that humans ignite the vast majority of wildfires in the US. The research was conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder and examines trends in wildland ignitions and size in the US between 1992 and 2012.


A Hoot of an Event

Posted in Kids' Corner

A mass of squirming children locked eyes on me and fell quiet as I came out of the classroom door. For a group of over fifty first graders, sitting still as a mouse is no small feat. But seeing a live Great Horned Owl on their ACES teacher’s arm was no small event either. With a shuffle of feathers and a blink of those big yellow eyes, the audience was captured…


RBR News | March 23, 2017

Posted in Ranch Report

Around the Ranch – 

Lambing season is one of the first signs of spring at the Ranch and a cue that warmer days are on their way. Yet spring in the Roaring Fork Valley can be unpredictable. We had a few weeks of warm weather in February and then, in an instant, our first lamb was born on a below-freezing morning under a blanket of fresh snow. 


RBR News | March 16, 2017

Posted in Ranch Report

Around the Ranch
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to prepare the menu ACES Snow Moon Dinner, an event for Donor’s Circles members (click here to learn more about our Donor's Circles program). I worked as a professional chef for many years prior to transitioning to farming and host our farm to table events during the summer, so “catering” events is not necessarily a new experience for me.Just another event - or so I thought - and I went about writing the menu as I have for the past several years with ACES. 


Annual Colorado Association for Environmental Education Conference

Posted in Kids' Corner

On March 10, seven members of ACES’ education team traveled to Denver to attend the Colorado Association of Environmental Education (CAEE) annual Advancing Environmental Education Conference. The conference is two packed days of team building, networking, idea sharing, and professional development with other environmental education organizations and individuals in Colorado.