An orphaned, local moose calf tagging along with a young bull tugs hard at human sentimentality and anthropomorphic tendencies.
The lingering days of late summer spell the beginning of the end of the season for butterflies, but some of nature’s loveliest insects will continue to flit about as long as the blossoms linger. Others – namely the Monarch butterfly – might pass over Colorado in the coming weeks in a remarkable migration on delicate wings. The Western Slope is potentially on the route, though I have not seen this spectacle here, ever.
It’s entirely possible that bobcats prowl all of Pitkin County’s Open Space properties, not to mention plenty of other places throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. But the cat that Colorado Parks and Wildlife calls “secretive and seldom seen” is exactly that.