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    03  Feb

    Morning Birding Species List | February 2, 2016

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 8AM - 11AM
    Location: Hallam Lake and the Rio Grande Trail

    Species Identified      

    Canada Goose
    Mallard
    Northern Pintail
    Ring-necked Duck
    Pied-billed Grebe
    Red-tailed Hawk
    Belted Kingfisher
    Black-billed Magpie
    American Crow
    Black-capped Chickadee 

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    31  Jan

    The Power of Field Programs-2nd grade on top of Aspen Mountain

    Every year, 2nd grade students from Aspen, Basalt, and Crystal River Elementary schools ride up the Silver Queen gondola, duck the ski boundary rope, and head out Richmond Ridge on a snowshoe challenge course. As they walk, signs appear that invite students to try and experience the winter world as one of the winter animal residents that inhabit our local subalpine landscape.

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    29  Jan

    All About Owls

    Winter in the Roaring Fork Valley is truly a special time for nature lovers of all ages. Observing  wildlife thrive, even in the chilliest of weather, reminds us to appreciate all of the incredible adaptations that make winter survival possible. This month at ACES at Hallam Lake, we invite locals and visitors to learn about masters of adaptations, and some of nature’s stealthiest hunters, owls!

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    04  Jan

    Wild Words in ACES Ed

    “Draw a crazy picture,
    Write a nutty poem,
    Sing a mumble-gumble song,
    Whistle through your comb.
    Do a loony-goony dance
    'Cross the kitchen floor,
    Put something silly in the world
    That ain't been there before.” 
    Shel Silverstein

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