Book of the Month — Locust

The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier Jeffrey Lockwood writes crime stories, and Locust is one of them. The crime occurred in the 1870s when hordes of hungry locusts descended on the plains of North America and ate everything in their path, all the crops, the boards on the homes, the handles of farm implements, and even people’s clothing. The Rocky Mountain Locusts...

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President’s Report – May 2017
Apr24

President’s Report – May 2017

The 2017 season of the Evergreen Nature Center is officially open!  Thanks to all the volunteers who came out on nesting day to helped setup our wonderful treasure.  We’ll be open on the weekends until Memorial Day then switch to summer hours which include some weekdays as well.  We still need several visitor assistants, so don’t be shy, come on join the fun. We’ll make sure you will be volunteering with either...

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May 2017 Chapter Meeting: International Migratory Bird Day

Across the United States, the Front Range, and here in our Evergreen World, birds are on the move. Spring is has arrived, and Western and Mountain Bluebirds are returning to nest, Sandhill Cranes are a croaking chorus as they fly overhead northward, warblers flit in and out of the quickening willows along our streams.  Migration, a pageant of color and movement and avian life, is underway. But more than annual spectacle, migration is...

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Highlights from April 5 Bird Walk to Red Rocks – NOT!
Apr07

Highlights from April 5 Bird Walk to Red Rocks – NOT!

Despite the intention of our bird walk being held at Red Rocks and that we would catch up on the latest falcon news there, we were confronted on that Wednesday morning by extremely icy conditions, such that one could stand still and move (or be moved) across the Red Rocks Trading Post parking lot in an effortless glide – more than a bit disconcerting for all thirteen participants. So, we put the falcons on hold and headed over to...

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Highlights from March 18 Owl Expedition
Mar22

Highlights from March 18 Owl Expedition

Fourteen of us devoted an unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon and evening to exploring for owls and seeing a few other birds in the process (see list below). We began at Bear Creek Lake Park and with the help of Rob Raker, who helps the park with wildlife inventories, we were able to see three female Great Horned Owls on their respective nests scattered along Bear Creek. Two of the owls were ensconced in cavities in mature...

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