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Barn Swallow Series

Barn Swallow, bird
The Swallow incident was quite a remarkable experience; watching another species so carefully care for their young, and the exuberance of the little ones. See the whole Barn Swallow Series here.

Critter Alert

Critter Alert by TobyLeeson

Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus)

Spring in the Rocky Mountains brings 1,000s of hummingbirds in search of food on their way north for the summer. They are a gregarious and territorial bird, that is not shy around humans. This one kept coming back for more and more. This is a female Broad-tailed and she looks as if she’s almost posing.

Location
Stagecoach State Park, Colorado

Related Links
Hummingbirds.net
Colorado Birding

Columbine, Colorado State Flower

Columbine by Tobman

This year the Columbines (Aquilegia caerulea) have been thick in the woods, coming up in places they’ve never been seen before, fields of them. They must have loved the long cold winter and the late thaw.

Location:
Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area, Colorado

Related Links:
Colorado Wilderness
Colorado Native Plant Society

 

Flowers for Charlie

Sometimes the best angle is one usually only seen by small critters.  Can you guess where these flowers are?

Colorado Skies

July 2010 has been the wettest on record since recording began in the early 1900s.  Dusk was often greeted by beautiful shapes and colors, as the storms rolled through.  This one greeted us Fourth of July Weekend.

Location:
Oak Creek, Colorado
Related Links:
Clouds 365 Project
Steamboat Weather
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