Category Archives: Insects

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

I spent a beautiful Saturday at several spots around Cañon City not seeing the birds I was hoping to find. I made two attempts for the Eurasian Wigeon seen east of town, one first thing in the morning and one … Continue reading

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Cañon City Riverwalk

This was my first day of “I don’t care about quarantines, I’m going birding.” (Having said that, I’m keeping my distance from people and I carry a mask in case I end up in a situation with people who want … Continue reading

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4th of July Butterflies

There were butterflies everywhere on my hike to the Palmer Lake Reservoirs. I was able to photograph five kinds that I’d never seen before. #49 — Variable Checkerspot (euphydryas chalcedona) #50 — Mormon Fritillary (speyeria mormonia) #51 — Taxiles Skipper … Continue reading

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Palmer Lake Reservoirs

I took an early-morning, five-mile, three-and-a-half hour hike on the Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail on July 4. Here’s some of what I saw.

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The Butterfly Pavilion

This small building in the Denver suburb of Westminster is a zoo of invertebrates. There are three exhibit rooms inside with cases and tanks filled with octopuses, crabs, spiders, ants, bees, etc. A woman was sitting in the first room … Continue reading

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