Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Crustaceans Among Us

Did you know that you most likely have a crustacean in your backyard? It’s true! You’ve probably all heard of the roly poly bug,...

Longmont Weekly Wild: Grasshoppers everywhere!

I’ve been seeing lots of little grasshoppers around my yard and it got me to wondering about how many kinds of grasshoppers inhabit Colorado....

Will the Real Daddy Longlegs Please Stand Up?

The problem with common names for animals is that they can be used to refer to more than one animal. Such is the case...

Longmont Weekly Wild: The War of the Tamarisk

Finally back from a brief hiatus. Not sure why I thought taking two graduate-level classes during the summer when my kids were out of...

The Ubiquitous Mallard

One of the most common birds at ponds and parks is the mallard. The mallard has given rise to specific populations that are now...

Longmont Weekly Wild: The Lark That Wasn’t A Lark

One of my favorite sights this time of year is of a male western meadowlark sitting on top of a fence post, head thrown...

Carpets of Purple

For the past few weeks I’ve been seeing carpets of purple flowers along the roadsides and sometimes in people’s lawns. I look forward to...

The Return of the Ospreys

Spring is definitely here and the ospreys have returned to their nesting site at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Once severely endangered due to the...

The Grasshopper Hawk

Spring has finally arrived, and I am beginning to see many more hawks migrating through. One of these, the Swainson’s hawk, is my among...

The Tooth of the Lion

Spring is just around the corner and a common harbinger of spring is making its appearance. Some love them and for others, they are...
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