Marshes ringed with cattails provide entertaining viewing opportunities in spring, when redwing blackbirds, yellow-headed blackbirds, Canada geese, mallards and many other bird species are nesting among the reeds.
Driving into Rabbit Valley, I kept scanning the area for yellow leaves, for Fremont's cottonwoods would still be displaying fall foliage, but the yellow that I found first, and most...
Five people had set out on a trek, parts of it a climb, to view a pot that was resting in the Bears Ears National Monument where it had been...
The burros on the San Rafael Swell eluded me, but I was delighted to find a cluster of large wildflowers in bloom in an otherwise-parched landscape.
A week of rain capped by a deluge from slow-moving thunderstorms brought seven mudslides into the Middle Fork Valley in the San Juan Mountains. The same rains triggered the appearance...
During several visits to South Boulder Creek Trail recently, monarch butterflies and western tiger swallowtails, Papilio rutulus, were nectaring on swamp milkweed.
An immature male white-faced meadowhawk, Sympetrum obtrusum, clung to a blade of grass, and a short distance away a mature male balanced deftly on a dry twig.
"What is that sound?" people asked. Cicadas were indeed the source of the noise.
While walking along the Coalton Trail through Boulder County Open Space I noticed some small cacti in flower.
Male broad-tailed hummingbirds, Selasphorus platycercus, arrived first, and they immediately got down to business.