Naps Are Important

Happy National Napping Day! If you didn’t know this was a thing, you are not alone. I only learned about the designation of a day to acknowledge the importance of naps when doing a random internet search after I realized how many photos taken at our local Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depicted its denizens in a … Continue reading Naps Are Important

Bohemian Rhapsody

When I gave you my “70-plus Reasons to be Happy” in January, I had no way of knowing if, and for how long, local bird lovers would be graced with the Bohemian Waxwings’ presence. As chance (or fate) would have it, much to everybody’s enjoyment, it has been a waxwing winter and, ever since their … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody

Never a Dull Moment

It has taken me some time to learn that it’s best for my mental health to set out on a nature walk without any preconceived notions or expectations. While some birders are predominantly chasers, who look only for new or rare species to add to their life list, many more simply sally forth to explore … Continue reading Never a Dull Moment

Rarabbit For Breakfast?

My blog post “Fish for Breakfast” last May talked about an osprey’s partiality for sushi. Not many of you seemed to share the bird’s preference for a pescatarian meal early in the day, and I suspect that even fewer will relate to today’s offering. Unless you are an eagle, or have eagles in your family … Continue reading Rarabbit For Breakfast?

Hide and Seek

Dry? Desiccated? Sere? These impressions might come to mind when viewing this typical winter landscape along Colorado’s Front Range, especially if you happen to live in lush and verdant surroundings year-round. But since I’m used to this paucichromatic scenery, I was mostly enjoying the fact that no wind was blowing on this last day of … Continue reading Hide and Seek