Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lake Appreciation Day

Cherry Creek State Park is seeking volunteers for Lake Appreciation Day, July 21, 2012.

From 8am till noon,  come and help us with shoreline cleanup and noxious weed removal. Then, from about noon till 3pm enjoy free fishing clinics, boating, archery and food!!

Help take care of this beautiful urban park! If interested please contact Karen at 303-690-1199, X6566.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Coyote Tidbits

So, if you have lived in Colorado for even a short amount of time you have probably seen at least a couple of coyotes. They are frequently spotted in urban areas as well as the mountainsides. Coyotes are compulsatory breeders, which means if there is stress in their environment the litters actually tend to be larger in number that season (Interesting, huh?). In the spring, females typically have 4-8 pups. Coyotes generally do not attack people. However, I have had several neighbors that have lost small pets to coyotes. So, definitely keep your pets and young children out of the way. If you encounter a coyote; make yourself appear large, clap your hands and speak loud and firm.

Recently, I watched a couple of coyote pups play near my house.
 (Yes, I kept an appropriate and safe distance).

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Roxborough State Park

Lately, I have been exploring several of Colorado's State Parks. I am still miffed that I have lived in Colorado since 2003 and only just recently set foot inside Roxborough State Park! As a friend of mine stated, "It's like Garden of the Gods but without the crowds." This park sits among giant red sandstone formations with several trails leading in and around these gorgeous rocks. There is also an old cabin and stone house from the late 1800's on the property. The park also features a plethora of gamble oak bushes, wildflowers, and lots of wildlife.

In order to preserve the natural setting of the park there are prohibitions on pets, mountain bikes, and camping....which is a bit of a bummer...but don't let it deter you from visiting this hidden gem in Denver's backyard!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Great Horned Owls

I was driving through Rocky Mountain National Park recently and came upon this beautiful sight!! Gotta love Colorado wildlife!!