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Credit the fishing for Emma Ospreys’ success

May 31, 2022

Fish delivery to the Osprey nest at Emma Open Space.

Since Pitkin County Open Space and Trails installed a camera to view the Osprey nest at Emma Open Space (the live feed debuted in 2016), the breeding pair that returns to Emma each year has reared between one and three fledglings in every year but one. (more…)

Care to help care for our open spaces?

Colorado Rocky Mountain School students tackle a group project on the Prince Creek Trail, arranged by Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers.

Pitkin County’s most popular open spaces and trails see a lot of use. They can use a lot of love, too. And, nothing fosters a sense of ownership in our public lands quite like taking care of them, literally.


Consider planting with pollinators in mind

May 2, 2022

Penstemon attracts a native bumblebee.

April showers bring May flowers, but that’s not all. Gardeners emerge faster than the dandelions, buying up seed packets, plotting perennial gardens and vegetable patches, and pondering potted plants. Plant nurseries swarm with the green-thumbed set.