Take one look at the news today and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the complex issues facing our society. Often, we choose to tackle these problems individually in order to find solutions, but - as noted by revered naturalist John Muir and shown throughout the field of ecology - “when we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
While many may shiver at the thought of spending the night outside during the winter season, the ACES Golden Eagle handles cold temperatures just fine. For ACES staff, however, it's hard to imagine the Golden Eagle spending the night out in the cold, so we have heat lamp set up in case temperatures are forecasted to drop below 0° F. Having evolved in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Golden Eagle is well adapted to winter. Just as mammals grow extra thick fur as it gets colder, birds will grow additional down feathers prior to the onset of this harsh season.
Perhaps the most radical action we can take today is the simple act of walking slowly through the wild world.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Location: Hummingbird Study at two private residences