cats

Did I see a bobcat or a lynx?

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension, Gilpin County.   Have you spotted a large cat while looking out your window or driving down the road? It’s always a thrilling sight, and one ...
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Naturally Speaking : The Year That Was

Dave Hallock, Peak-to-Peak.  What happens in nature during the summer can be greatly influenced by the amount of moisture received during the winter and spring. One of the defining ...
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Barker’s salmon harvest

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  For the past few weeks, fishermen have been pulling Kokanee salmon out of Barker Reservoir by the hundreds. All it takes is standing below the weir bridge ...
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Millipedes and Centipedes

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County.  Both millipedes and centipedes sometimes come into houses in the fall, and I’ve recently heard from a few people finding these ...
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Aspens in all their glory

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Wild weed walk in the woods

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  This is the time of year when the mountain meadows and forests are their most fragrant and flowerful. Blooms have just passed their peak, with many already ...
swifts

Naturally Speaking: “That’s Pretty Swift”

Dave Hallock, Eldora.  As their name implies, “swifts” are fast-flying birds. In fact, they are considered to have the swiftest flight among small birds. They probably ...
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Diabetes & Your Pet

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  Amazingly, approximately one in 400 dogs and cats get diabetes, with most dogs being Type-1 and cats being Type-2.  Initial symptoms are weight loss, and ...
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Camping With Dogs

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  This year I’ve been camping with my Girls, Tiki, Bear, and Sally, all over Colorado, and have had a great time. When I bring the Girls it changes what ...
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