Southern Rockies Nature Blog
Friday December 12th, 2014 at 08:00 AMColorado Parks & Wildlife officers releasing a bear into the wild at an undisclosed location. When you hear the woman's voice say that this bear has not run that far in six months, that is because she had been in a large cage all summer and fall. And if she looks a little chunky, that is a Good Thing, since she is on her own to find a den site for the winter. I will let the wildlife rehabilitator tell the story. Members of the Bear Aware program were with the game warden that came to her... Thursday December 11th, 2014 at 09:00 AMM. sent me this link with a comment, "So why does Fisher seem to like it when you bonk him on the head?" Simple. Fisher Is Not Like Other Dogs. Or as the neighbor says, "He was made on a Monday." Your doggage may vary. Tuesday December 9th, 2014 at 10:13 AMWhat do you do with bound academic journals? Turn them into a tree at the Colorado State University-Pueblo library. Tumbleweeds blanketed southeastern Colorado the last couple of years, and the La Junta Tribune-Democrat featured local merchants' tumbleweed Christmas tree. Next year's will be bigger! Monday December 8th, 2014 at 07:45 AMHow many places have I visited where someone said, "If you don't like the weather here, just wait a while"? Where is that statement truest? Rapid City, South Dakota. So say Nate Silver, statistician and predictor of sporting events and elections, and his associate Reuben Fischer-Baum. Among large metropolitan areas, it's Kansas City. Saturday December 6th, 2014 at 08:30 PMI spent the afternoon in Salida at what was essentially a 500-person pep rally for the proposed Brown's Canyon National Monument in Chaffee County. Like a few others, this "monument" would not involve the National Park Service but be managed by the agencies currently involved: the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). There are two stories here. One is political theatre and process, and one is about changes in conservation rhetoric. 1.... Sunday November 30th, 2014 at 06:21 PMOn the afternoon of November 5th, I walked out the back door and hiked to some burned-over BLM land about 45 minutes from the house. Maybe it was my scouting and camera work at "Camera Trap Spring," maybe it was the red gods' favor, but about an hour after leaving home I shot a mule deer buck, three points or four points (Western count), depending which side you looked at not a huge buck, but since I would be backpacking the meat out, that was OK. I boned the meat and filled my Osprey Talon...
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