“Children need to have opportunities to play and they also need to have access to nature as they grow up and develop.” American kids today spend an average of four to seven minutes a day playing outside. That is over […]
June Nature Almanac: Neotropical Birds
In this month’s Nature Almanac, Steve Jones talks about Neotropical Birds nesting in the shrubby foothills along Fowler Trail. Steve Jones and Ruth Carol Cushman are co-authors of The Peterson’s Field Guide to The North American Prairie and Wild Boulder County. […]
April Nature Almanac: Boulder County Herony
Just in time for Easter weekend,in the high in trees along the St. Vrain river, there are over 70 nests packed close together. They have been constructed over the years by Herons and Egrets who will be arriving in April […]
Ice Climbing Draws Thousands To Small Colorado Community
OURAY, Colo. – Rock climbing is already a popular sport in Colorado. And, its winter cousin ice climbing is gaining popularity in the state and across the globe. A recent ice climbing festival in Ouray highlighted the growing passion for this […]
DotOrg: Thorne Nature Experience
Thorne Nature Experience is celebrating 60 years of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. Host Nikki Kayser talks with founder Oakleigh Thorne.
Emerald Ash Borer Update
The arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer in Colorado in 2013 prompted a multi-agency state wide response. Boulder County has had a quarantine imposed on the movement of ash wood to try to limit the spread of the insect that […]
Urban Tree Loss, Noise, and Stress
Since 2012, arborist and urban forester, R.J. Laverne, has been studying how the loss of trees changes urban sounds and affects human stress levels. The results demonstrate how valuable trees are in cities like Denver for absorbing sound and helping […]
Wind Rocks Sky: Photographing the Indian Peaks
In his new book Wind.Rocks.Sky: Exploring the Indian Peaks from Boulder to the Continental Divide, Boulder photographer Tom Rouse chronicles the many aspects of the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.