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    02  Aug

    Smokey Skies

    Persistent smoke the past few days isn’t just from local fires. Due to an extremely unusual configuration of the jet stream, much of the West is being blanketed in smoke from wildfires raging in California.

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    01  Aug

    Morning Birding Species List | July 31, 2018

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 7:00AM - 10:00AM
    Weather: Sunny
    Location: Hallam Lake and Aspen Community Garden

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    27  Jul

    Morning Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch | July 24, 2018

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7:00AM - 10:00AM
    Weather: Sunny, with wildfire smoke
    Location: Rock Bottom Ranch and Rio Grande Trail

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    25  Jul

    Hummingbird Study | July 17, 2018

    Walking through the forest in and around Aspen, it is not unusual to hear the loud, high-pitched vibration of a male Broad-tailed Hummingbird whizzing past. The males of this species have specialized primary feathers that taper out and away from its body to create this sound, announcing its presence while aggressively defending its territory. The Broad-tailed “hummer” is commonly-recognized as our resident species, but is actually one of four hummingbird species that can be found in the Roaring Fork Valley.