Category Archives: Insects

Palmer Lake Reservoir

Half the population of Colorado decided to hike the Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail today. I joined them. It was a beautiful morning, although it heated up considerably by the time I left. I did my usual route, up to the … Continue reading

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Valco Ponds

I spent three enjoyable hours at Valco Ponds on Saturday morning. I took my time and watched for photo ops and explored some places I’d never gone before. I saw 31 birds. By the time I left at 10:30, the … Continue reading

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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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