Author Archives: Roger

National Museum of World War II Aviation

I hadn’t visited the museum, right here in Colorado Springs, before because a new building was under construction. I finally made it on a breezy, rainy Saturday. I stayed about 3 hours. There are 20 or so planes in three … Continue reading

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The Short, Sad Life of a Say’s Phoebe

In the spring of the first full year we lived in our house, I noticed a Say’s Phoebe repeated attempting to build a nest on a narrow ledge on our front porch. The nest kept falling off the ledge long … Continue reading

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Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

I went to many competition rodeos as a kid with my parents, but the only rodeo I’ve seen in the past 30 years was just a performance and not very exciting. I knew Colorado Springs hosted a competition rodeo each … Continue reading

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Animal #74 — Mountain Cottontail

sylvilagus nuttallii Goldfield, Colorado — Vindicator Valley Trail Thursday, July 15, 2021 — 2:07 pm Mountain and Desert Cottontails are both widespread in Colorado, and I’ve never found a definitive way to tell them apart—if anyone has. I saw my … Continue reading

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Sandstone Ranch Open Space

On the way home from Rocky Mountain National Park, I stopped and hiked four miles at a new open space north of Palmer Lake. It was about 80°, and clear, but a nice breeze off the mountains kept things from … Continue reading

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