Visit Africa (at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo)

Do you remember when you were a little child and picture books of animals held boundless fascination? I think many of us grew up with images of lions and tigers and bears without knowing that they were exotic, because at that young age we learned their names alongside those of more common critters, such as … Continue reading Visit Africa (at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo)

Welcome to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

North America’s most elevated zoo happens to be located in Colorado Springs. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is situated on the eastern flank of Cheyenne Mountain, one of the Front Range peaks that dominates the skyline just west of the city. Its entrance is located at 6,718 feet above sea level, but the zoo’s footprint, following the … Continue reading Welcome to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Street Art

One of the noticeable features of downtown Colorado Springs is its public art. Similar to other American communities, suburban spread in the 1980s resulted in a lackluster city center. This dilemma was addressed in the early 1990s when the city council adopted an action plan, which led to the formation in 1997 of what became … Continue reading Street Art

A Weaselly Surprise

When I noticed something bright in my peripheral field of vision and my eyes afterward focused on this sleek creature, I felt slightly disoriented. The animal seemed out of its element, at least in my mind. It was October 2020 and I was birding along a paved path in a well-developed suburban subdivision. A weasel … Continue reading A Weaselly Surprise