The Mating Game

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Feeling bleary-eyed from our long drive, the movement ahead of me on the road snapped me back awake.  As I pressed on the brakes, I saw the tell-tale white furry butt and the buff-colored body.  The female elk was standing on the center stripe of the…

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Five Years Ago Today…

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “Are you ok?  Did the dam break?” said the text from my father-in-law.  Why would he think the dam had broken. The rain was pouring down outside the window, but it didn’t seem too bad.  What in the heck was going on? We turned on the…

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The Long Journey Ahead

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The wings of green are flitting so fast, it’s hard to follow where the bird is.  Though it would be hard to believe, hummingbirds are on a feeding frenzy right now.  They have to be.  Because they are about to embark on a long, long journey….

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Winter Preparations

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn As a Park Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, I used to do a program called “Autumn in the Rockies.”  The theme centered on how nature transitions and prepares itself for the coming winter. While talking to a neighbor who is new to Nederland, I realized…

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