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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.


Farmer gives grains a go at Lazy Glen Open Space

A recent oat harvest at Pitkin County’s Lazy Glen Open Space wasn’t so much a signal of something new in local agriculture as it was a nod to something old.


Yep, Ospreys are piscivores

August 31, 2020

An Osprey chick at the Emma nest devours a trout.

It’s no secret that Ospreys as a species are piscivores (fish-eating animals), but just how much does a family of four consume? The Osprey nest at Emma Open Space was among the sites providing the answer this summer.