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

Pueblo Birding

Traveling south from Colorado Springs and El Paso County to the city of Pueblo in neighboring Pueblo County, I never fail to be impressed by the sudden alteration in landscape and vegetation. Both counties are located east of the Rocky Mountains and share a high desert climate, but Pueblo’s altitude of 4,692 feet (1430 meters) … Continue reading Pueblo Birding

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