Millions of shorebirds are migrating from the Arctic Tundra toward South America. Some fly through the night to reach Longmont’s Lagerman Reservoir. Here they rest and use their long bills to probe for insects and tiny shrimp along the reservoir’s […]
Most birds nest in the early summer, but Cedar Waxwings and Goldfinches prefer August nests because that’s when their favorite wild foods are abundant. Naturalists Scott Severs and Ruth Carol Cushman seek out those August nesters and their favorite foods […]
Jeweling Damselflies are a relative of dragonflies, with an iridescent emerald body. Their big black wings make them look like butterflies. A gem of a stream at Flagg Park in Lafayette is home to many Jewelwings in July. Naturalists Scott […]
The City of Longmont allows beavers to build dams to foster natural wetlands along local creeks. The City does this without letting the beaver’s dammed up water flood nearby buildings, thanks to the city’s installation of Beaver Deceivers. Naturalists Scott […]
For the April Nature Almanac, rare Grebes are migrating through Boulder County. Will Boulder Naturalists Scott Severs and Ruth Carol Cushman find any on Erie Reservoir? https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/kgnu-news/2021/04/4-2021_NatureAlmanac-April_KGNU.mp3 (Download Audio) Image: A Horned Grebe at Erie Reservoir courtesy of Scott Severs
On this edition of the Nature Almanac, our Boulder naturalists observe some rather comical young osprey that don’t know how to build a nest and discuss whether we should build nest platforms for osprey and what happens if we don’t.