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.
The new bicycle and pedestrian underpass beneath the Foothills Parkway (47th Street) opens up many new areas to explore. After a year of construction, it’s worth the wait.
While many mammals hunker down for winter, river otters remain active and rambunctious, swimming under the ice, tobogganing down snowy embankments, and bounding along streambanks and across frozen lakes searching...
Early in the Covid crisis, we discovered cemeteries are great for walking and for nature observation.
Now that the glory of aspen gold is passing, it’s time to honor the sturdy oak that adds rich tones of red and russet and umber to the autumn landscape...