Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Noisy Trickster God

Purportedly revered by the Chinook people as a trickster god, the blue jay is a colorful and noisy inhabitant in many urban settings. I...

Crazy Like a Fox

There are several places in Longmont where red foxes make their home, completely comfortable in suburbia. I can remember the day I was running...

The National Symbol That Almost Wasn’t

Majestic and graceful, a national symbol has found its way to Longmont. Bald eagles here? Yes, that’s right! For the past couple of weeks,...

Northern Flicker – A Woodpecker on the Ground

There is something strange afoot. Longmont is home to a woodpecker that likes to hang out on the ground. You may have seen them...

What’s that smell?

We’ve all certainly smelled them. We’ve all probably seen them as roadkill. What are they? Skunks! Like it or not, skunks are a part...

Who’s That Hooting? A Great-Horned Owl!

I’ve been seeing reports of people hearing owls calling in their backyards, so I thought it might be a good time to write about...

Little Robin Red-Breast

Long considered harbingers of spring, most people are familiar with the American robin. Immortalized in a child’s nursery rhyme, these birds are easily recognizable...

Wild Goose Chase

Christmas is nearly upon us so I thought I’d do an article on the Canada goose because some people like to cook goose for...

Raccoons: AKA Trash Pandas

Trash pandas, ring-tailed bandit, bearcoon. Whatever you choose to call them, raccoons are everywhere in the city. Whether you consider them cute or a...

Raptors in the City – Cooper’s Hawks

Longmont is, perhaps surprisingly, home to several urban raptors. If you keep a look out at this time of year, you may be lucky...
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