Nature Almanac: Nuthatches in Long Canyon

In September, Nuthatches in Long Canyon walk upside down on tree trunks, storing nuts and seeds in the bark to save an extra snack for winter.  Ruth Carol Cushman and Scott Severs. Image: Red-breasted Nuthatch by Cri Solo

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Nature Almanac – Sunrise at Jim Hamm Park

Sunrise at Longmont’s Jim Hamm Park.  Bullfrogs and blackbirds everywhere.  A Marsh Wren family hides in the cattails, including fledgelings that still have their  yellow baby “lips.” Image courtesy of Nancy J. Wagner.  

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Nature Almanac: Red Wing Blackbirds at Coot Lake

For the first Friday in April . . . Male Redwing Blackbirds at the Coot Lake cattail marshes are staking out territory and flashing their red epaulets, getting ready to see who among them will dazzle the loves of their […]

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Nature Almanac – The Mink and the Shoveler

This is the Nature Almanac for the first Friday in March, 2019. It’s the unexpected moment when a shoveler duck, swimming right in front of Ruth Carol Cushman and Scott Severs starts wildly flapping its wings. A mink has grabbed […]

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