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Beavers keeping busy at North Star

November 30, 2020

As North Star Nature Preserve moves into its quiet season, leaving Nordic skiers awaiting snow and the river no longer viable to float, the beaver population has been quite busy.


Black bears getting ready to nap

November 2, 2020

Photo: North American Bear Center

Black bears sightings in the Roaring Fork Valley and elsewhere will be dropping off in the coming weeks. These animals generally head for their dens in November or early December, as natural food sources disappear.


Beauty in blue – the dazzling Mountain Bluebird

September 25, 2020

The male Mountain Bluebird is a beauty.

Few local bird species elicit as many superlatives as the male Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides). And with good reason.