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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. 


Morning Birding Species List | July 7, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: partly cloudy
Locations: Hallam Lake and Ute Cemetery


Morning Birding Species List | June 23, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 6AM - 9AM
Weather: sunny
Locations: Hallam Lake, James Smith Open Space, and North Star Nature Preserve


RBR News | June 19, 2015

Posted in Ranch Report

Around the Ranch
The first couple weeks of June tend to be the busiest weeks of the season for agricultural production (and everything else) at Rock Bottom Ranch! We are harvesting the first rounds of outdoor cool season crops (salad, arugula, root vegetables, greens, etc.), planting outdoor warm season crops (squash, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.), and seeding the fall cool season crops.