July 2017 Chapter Meeting: The Climate Reality Project
Jun19

July 2017 Chapter Meeting: The Climate Reality Project

The warmth of summer is fully upon our Evergreen world in July. We talk about the warmth a recollect with fondness cold snowy winter days. However, more and more, those days are further back in time, years and perhaps decades past.  What is happening? This year’s late spring blizzard notwithstanding, Colorado seasons are becoming warmer and more variable, with more violent weather patterns, be It hailstorms, blizzards or sizzling hot...

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Highlights from June 17 walk to the Bergen Peak State Wildlife Area
Jun18

Highlights from June 17 walk to the Bergen Peak State Wildlife Area

Before the nine of us had even begun to huff and puff our way up the steep trail into this area, we ran into a young woman with two dogs on-leash who reported that on one of the trail options ahead of us was a Black Bear sow with two little cubs. As it was not the direction I had intended for us to take, we bypassed our opportunity for a bear encounter, but it was nice to know that they were in the area. Two years ago on another...

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Highlights from June 7 walk to Red Rocks Park
Jun08

Highlights from June 7 walk to Red Rocks Park

Thirteen of us had a spectacular morning at Red Rocks, tallying 34 species (see list below). The female Cooper’s Hawk was sitting high in her nest and moving around quite a bit, indicating the likelihood of active nestlings being present. We had great looks at White-throated Swifts, Say’s Phoebes, Violet-green Swallows, Canyon Wrens, Yellow Warblers, Yellow-breasted Chats, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Lazuli Buntings, and Bullock’s Orioles...

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Dam Ducky Derby – Buy your Lucky Ducky!
Jun03

Dam Ducky Derby – Buy your Lucky Ducky!

Evergreen Audubon is selling ducks this year for the Downtown Evergreen Dam Ducky Derby! This is the 7th year of the event, which is a fundraiser for area non-profits & Downtown events, like the Holiday Walk. Evergreen’s Fire & Rescue ladder truck drops over 5,000 numbered ducks…

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Book Review: Good Birders Don’t Wear White

Seemed like a good idea to move to something light this month. Good Birders Don’t Wear White: 50 Tips from North America’s Top Birders is a mostly serious collection of 50 short items by a group of well-known, fairly famous birders. These include Bill Thompson III, the editor of The Birdwatcher’s Digest, Sheri Williamson, the hummingbird expert who is the keynote speaker at the June 2017 Colorado Field Ornithologists’...

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