NATURE RAMBLINGS: Saving for a snowy day

by Sally Roth No house (English) sparrows. No starlings. Up here at 8100’ in north-central Larimer County, where deep snow, bitter cold, and miles of pines and spruces reign, we never see a one […]


Audubon Society silent auction fundraiser October 12

Original art and sculptures, classic out-of-print books, field guides, photographic equipment, matted photos, wildlife memorabilia, and many more items will be offered at the Fort Collins Audubon Society’s silent auction event on Thursday, October 12, […]

Gardens & Landscapes

Celebrating sunflowers

by Sally Roth Hard to miss the cheerful sunflowers that bloom throughout NOCO, along roadsides, at the edges of farm fields, and in empty lots! These shorter, smaller-flowered sunflowers are our native species—prairie sunflower (Helianthus […]


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 […]