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Morning Birding Species List | August 4, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 7AM - 10AM
Weather: mostly clear, sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and West Buttermilk Road

Species Identified

Canada Goose
Mallard
Sora
American Coot
Black-chinned hummingbird
Broad-tailed hummingbird (pictured above)
Rufous Hummingbird
Steller's Jay
Violet-green Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow


A Conversation with E.O. Wilson

Naturalists are inspired by anything that draws them further into nature. Often it is the grace of a bird or the smell of a flower that grabs our attention and pulls us in. One of the strongest sources of inspiration for me is ants. I have a deep interest in social evolution, and anyone who spends considerable time thinking about how societies evolve will eventually (and perhaps inevitably) become fascinated with ants.


Morning Birding at Ashcroft | July 28, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: clear and sunny
Location: Ashcroft

Species Identified  

Red-tailed Hawk
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Western Wood-peewee (pictured above)
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Mountain Chickadee


An Eye on the Roaring Fork River in Aspen

ACES has a new tool that measures streamflow on the Roaring Fork River in Aspen!


Evening Birding Species List | July 22, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 6PM - 8PM
Weather: sunny, clear
Location: Hallam Lake


Morning Birding Species List | July 21, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: partly cloudy
Location: Hallam Lake, North Star Nature Preserve


Birding on Independence Pass Species List | July 16, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 7AM - 3PM
Weather: sunny
Location: North Star Nature Preserve, Difficult Campground, Grottos, Braille Trail, Lower Lost Man, Top of Independence Pass


Morning Birding Species List | July 14, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Locations: Rock Bottom Ranch


RBR News | July 10, 2015

Posted in Ranch Report

Around the Ranch
We are excited to announce that tomato season at Rock Bottom Ranch is just around the corner! In fact, Fourth of July marked the first ripe Sungold cherry tomato of the season (which mysteriously ended up in my mouth). 


Roaring Fork Valley Phenology | July 9, 2015

My standard "need to be back home in two hours" hike is up Hunter Creek around to the trails on Smuggler Mountain and down the road. I do this hike at least once a week and take photos in the same spots each time. My intent is to document the change in the seasons and how the life events of plants and animals are progressing. I think about what I am seeing, smelling, and hearing, and usually jot down notes when I get home.