Nature

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Oh my God: Aliveness

    Gilded, her silhouette shimmered amid the silver tumult of a sea collapsing upon itself. Bracing spray chased her up the beach; receding reflections of sky pulled at her feet. Unconstrained; another mammal, this daughter of mine, at play beneath wheeling, crying gulls, gliding pelicans and a falling sun.read more →

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    ACES Birds of Prey programs

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    Join ACES Naturalists and learn about the unique keystone predators that help keep our ecosystems healthy. Come meet our resident raptors, learn their stories, adaptatitions, and behaviors, and discover how we train these wild birds!

    Registration required. …

  • Locations: News Published

    Honoring the night sky

    Every year, millions of birds migrate through our state. According to Colorado State University’s Dr. Kyle Horton, 80% of these flights occur at night when it is safest for birds to travel long distances. Increasingly, fewer birds survive this great migration and one of the primary causes isread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    We need native plants and they need us

    By Nancy Peterson

    On March 25, in a unanimous bipartisan vote, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating April 2021 as National Native Plant Month. Although the month is behind us, it’s not too late to get behind the resolution.

    So, what’s aread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    News Analysis: The demise of dispersed camping

    The Forest Service’s new management plan for the Crested Butte area is one of the most substantial moves away from “boondocking” in favor of established campgrounds we’ve seen in our neck of the woods — and I’m strangely okay with it.

    Your own reaction, I’m guessing, comesread more →

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    ACES Earth Day Farm Tours

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    Join Rock Bottom Ranch staff to explore the Ranch this Earth Day!

    Advanced registration is required.

    There will be two tours – one from 4:00 – 5:00, one from 5:30-6:30pm. Please select your desired time during registration.

    Celebrate Earth Day at Rock Bottom Ranch with a special evening farm tour!…

  • ACES Earth Day Farm Tours thumbnail

    ACES Earth Day Farm Tours

    Published

    Join Rock Bottom Ranch staff to explore the Ranch this Earth Day!

    Advanced registration is required.

    There will be two tours – one from 4:00 – 5:00, one from 5:30-6:30pm. Please select your desired time during registration.

    Celebrate Earth Day at Rock Bottom Ranch with a special evening farm tour!…

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Branching Out: Untethered in time

    Before asphalt opened the Rio Grande Trail to a continuous flow of humans, it was a regular haunt of mine and my golden retriever Zoë. Being my bird dog and running companion, Nature was the stage of our time spent together. He was the furry, warm-hearted courage I needed to… read more →