Category Archives: Nature and the Outdoors

January Birds

Male American Wigeon (left), male Northern Pintail, and female Hooded Merganser (right) at Lake Pueblo State Park (1/3) (Front to back) Male Ring-necked Duck, male Redhead, female Ring-necked Duck, two female Redheads, male Redhead, male Hooded Merganser at Lake Pueblo … Continue reading

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December Birds

Male Gadwall at Fountain Creek (12/4/21) Female Red-breasted Merganser at Lake Pueblo State Park (12/9/21) Female American Robin at Lake Pueblo State Park (12/9/21) Black-capped Chickadee on the Santa Fe Trail in Monument (12/11/21) Male Hooded Merganser at Lake Pueblo … Continue reading

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Manitou Incline

I’ve been aware of the Incline since we moved to Colorado. Almost everyone I talked to had hiked it at least once. I figured it was something I needed to do sometime, but I hadn’t gotten around to it. I … Continue reading

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Fall Birds

Osprey along the Arkansas River in Lake Pueblo State Park — October 30 Blue-winged Teal, Arkansas River in Lake Pueblo State Park — October 30 Merlin at Chatfield State Park — November 13

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A Week in Arkansas

The family rented a house on Petit Jean Mountain in central Arkansas for a week. On our way down, we stopped in Oklahoma City at The American Pigeon Museum. There were three rooms—one on pigeon breeds, one on the use … Continue reading

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