Outdoors

Abandoned iron

One never knows where they might find old, abandoned cars, trucks and machinery. Sometimes far back on old logging roads in the foothills or retired farm access roads in the plains that are now accessible […]

Outdoors

Hummingbirds headed south

Hummingbirds are already heading south for the winter. Feeder visits by broad-tailed hummers are dwindling, with males being the first to leave. Rufous and calliope hummingbirds have already gone.

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I brake for butterflies

If you have milkweed plants in your garden or yard, you may have seen monarch butterfly caterpillars munching away over the summer. Northern Colorado is not part of a major migration route, but you may […]

Outdoors

New state record fish caught in Windsor

After 27 years, the state record for black crappie has been broken! Fesstus Stalder of Greeley caught the fish, which weighed in at a record-breaking 3 pounds, 7.84 ounces, and 17.472 inches in length, at […]

Outdoors

Birds behind schedule

The May snowstorm caused a lot of bird nest failures. Many birds were on their nests, incubating eggs. Others were busy feeding hatchlings. Three or more feet of snow fell, and the parents couldn’t keep […]

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The black bear feeding frenzy begins

Native chokecherries are super astringent to our taste, but the prolific berries are a mainstay for black bears, which in mid-August begin “hyperphagia,” a feeding frenzy to bulk up for hibernation. The bears now spend […]