Highlights From August 2 Bird Walk on the Captain Mountain Trail
Aug03

Highlights From August 2 Bird Walk on the Captain Mountain Trail

Well, you might not have been able to even hear a pin drop as eight of us started up the trail at 7:20 on Wednesday morning. Like a scene from a bad 1950’s western, it was “too quiet.” We strained to hear a few distant calls that were almost indecipherable, and hopped on any passing butterfly as a possible member of the avian corps. Slowly, bird by bird, we began to pick up on a little bit of action, but we were really having to work...

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President’s Report – August 2017
Jul23

President’s Report – August 2017

There was a lot going on in July for Evergreen Audubon, including our annual picnic, summer camps and several great bird walks.  For those who attended the annual picnic, I hope you enjoyed the new settings at the Grove at Hiwan Homestead. Special thanks to Megan Fuse, our new social director, for organizing such a great picnic. The food was fantastic! I think we had a record number of children who had a great time geo-caching with Colleen in the near woods. Thanks everyone for making this annual event another success.

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Book Review: Mountain Birds of Colorado
Jul20

Book Review: Mountain Birds of Colorado

Mountain Birds of Colorado: A Layman’s Guide to Birdwatching in Colorado’s Mountain Areas Sylvia Booth Brockner For 45 years, Sylvia Brockner wrote a weekly column for the Canyon Courier, describing the wildlife, birds, plants, and natural environment around Evergreen, Colorado and the Bear Creek Watershed. Her columns were  highly anticipated each week by local residents. Through those columns, we learned about the flowers blooming...

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The Great American Solar Eclipse — August 21

Getting ready for the Eclipse Bill Hackos On August 21, most of North America will experience a solar eclipse. The moon will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun, blocking some of the light from the sun to the earth. In a narrow band stretching from the Oregon coast to South Carolina, the moon will block out all of the sun’s light for about two minutes. Colorado is not in the path of totality but northeastern Colorado is very...

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Highlights from July 12 & 15 Bird Walks to Beartrack Lakes Trail and Beaver Meadows
Jul18

Highlights from July 12 & 15 Bird Walks to Beartrack Lakes Trail and Beaver Meadows

This past week we did two back-to-back bird walks into the Mount Evans Wilderness, each starting from Camp Rock Campground. The Beartrack Lakes Trail briefly follows Bear Creek upstream through a beautiful coniferous riparian forest, then at the confluence with Truesdell Creek the trail climbs up between the two creeks passing through a human-caused 485-acre parcel that was burned in 1998. Large burned snags dominate the landscape...

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