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Wintertime a busy time on open spaces

January 4, 2021

Behind locked gates and closure signs, hidden in dense oak brush and muffled by deepening snow, Sky Mountain Park is busy – not with the throngs of mountain bikers, hikers and runners who cruise its trails during the summer months, but with wildlife.


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.