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Maple Donuts and a Bear

Who doesn’t love a bear?  Bears are cute.  We all grew up with Yogi Bear, Smokey Bear and even Teddy Bears. One of the most endearing moments of my Park Ranger career involved bears.  Walking to the visitor center one early morning, I caught sight of a baby bear clutching…

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Saving the Bobcat

As I grabbed moving boxes from the great room, something gray caught my eye. Our front door has glass windows alongside and some creature perched on our front porch.  Hmmm, must be our neighbor’s house cat. I walked over to get a better look.  A gray-reddish cat with spots crouched…

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A Home for Beavers

Slap!  Slap! I stopped, holding the dogs leashes taut.  Looking into the bushes, I tried to locate where the sound was coming from. Slap! I glanced towards the creek.  Then I saw it.  A blur of fur and a flat tail that slapped the water, as the creature slithered through…

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Elk Mamas to Be

The snow has melted and the temperatures are warming.  Spring is in the air, and it is a perfect day for a hike in the local county parks around Nederland.  But you better go to Mud Lake, because a drive up to Caribou Ranch County Park and Open Space  leads…

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