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Aerial survey: Though declining, spruce beetle remains most damaging forest pest

Aerial survey: Though declining, spruce beetle remains most damaging forest pest

By Gregg Goodland Rio Grande National Forest Forest managers are working together to address continued outbreaks of insects and disease in Colorado’s forests, including the spruce beetle, which remains the…

Bird of the Week

Bird of the Week

This week’s Bird of the Week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the northern shrike. These unusual songbirds are seen in our area, at the southern…

Bird of the Week

Bird of the Week

This week’s Bird of the Week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the pygmy nuthatch. Tiny pygmy nuthatches may be difficult to spot high in a…

Weminuche Audubon meeting on the nesting habits of the American dipper

By Jean Zirnhelt and Stephen Munroe Weminuche Audubon Society The regular monthly meeting of the Weminuche Audubon Society will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m.…

Chronic wasting disease found in Four Corners area

Chronic wasting disease found in Four Corners area

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer has been found in the Four Corners area and although the prevalence of the disease appears to be low, Colorado…

Citizen scientists gearing up for the Great Backyard Bird Count

By Becky Herman Audubon Rockies Join us Feb 12-15 for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. This citizen science project is a joint effort of three organizations: the Cornell Lab…

Canada lynx reintroduction project featured in Forest Specialist Series

By Gregg Goodland U.S. Forest Service Would you like to learn about the Canada lynx reintroduction project, a joint effort between the Rio Grande National Forest and Colorado Parks and…

Ice fishing

Ice fishing

Emmanuel Domingo shows off his ice fishing catch at Lake Hatcher recently with his sister, Hope Domingo, in the background.…

Bird of the Week

Bird of the Week

This week’s Bird of the Week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the Cooper’s hawk. Feeding songbirds can have unintended consequences which pose a danger to…

Ferruginous hawk

Ferruginous hawk

A ferruginous hawk keeps an eye out for its next meal along Trujillo Road recently. These hawks are the largest hawk in North America.…

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