Thistles — those prickly plants goldfinches, bees, and butterflies love and most folks hate — are not all noxious weeds.
After the 2013 flood ravaged Four-Mile Canyon, Boulder’s beloved Anne U. White Trail was closed. It opened again just in time for Christmas 2019. Then COVID-19 hit in March, much...
Even if you’re not a birder, Barr Lake in May is magical. Right now the water level is so high, it seems almost like a Louisiana swamp.
Nesting Swainson’s hawks, snowy egrets in breeding plumage, and colorful songbirds — you’re likely to see them and more at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve, a small sanctuary near the northern shore...
We wrote our first “Nature Walk” column in December, 2010, about Golden Ponds in Longmont. In the ensuing decade, changes and trail extensions have happened, including the one-mile Lykins Gulch Trail.
When conditions are right, hoar frost sugarcoats each twig and each spindly weed as the sun rises.
On a frosty morning walk this month, watch for a smaller-than-robin bird with a brilliant blue back, orange-red breast and throat, and a white belly.
In January we love to go hiking in the foothills and search for early signs of spring, such as the first blooming Easter daisies, courting foxes, or singing meadowlarks.
Views of the Flatirons highlight this easy connector trail that parallels Bear Creek below the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
It’s 20 degrees outside but suddenly the frozen world vibrates with music.