More Isn’t Always Better: Reservoir Expansion Puts Bird Habitat at Risk

Construction of reinforced berms and dam repair at Barr Lake, Sept. 2023 – copyright Heather Valey During the 3rd week of September an email appeared in a nature email group I follow. It sounded the alarm for birders and nature lovers in the Colorado Front Range. Important bird habitat was being destroyed to expand water…

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Greenery On Top of the World: Amazing Plants from the Alpine

Wildflowers; American Bistort & Queens Crown glow in the afternoon light at Summit Lake, Colorado. Photo by Heather Valey copyright 2023, all rights reserved NOTE: As of September 15th, effective immediately. Mount Evans’ name has been formally changed to Mount Blue Sky! Summer on Mount Evans The summer went by quickly, quicker than normal. Mostly,…

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