Category Archives: Mammals

My Accidental Hike

A Pacific Loon was sighted at Chatfield State Park, about an hour north of my house. I drove up on Saturday morning to look for it. I had just gotten to the shore of the lake when I spotted another … Continue reading

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Beaver

I’m kinda sorta training to hike the Incline. I headed to the Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail in the later afternoon. I managed to climb to the top of the upper reservoir without stopping. I even passed three people on the … Continue reading

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Mammal #71 — Bank Vole

myodes glareolus Sunday, April 21, 2019 — 9:46 am Böblingen, Germany — hiking trails through the woods along the Panzerstrasse As I strolled through the woods near the Panzer Kaserne Barracks, I kept hearing rustling noises from either side of … Continue reading

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Animal #70 — Eurasian Red Squirrel

sciurus vulgaris Friday, April 19, 2019 — 5:40 pm Mürren, Switzerland One day when we were driving somewhere in Europe, I don’t remember when, Andrew said he saw two deer in a field along the road. I looked over my … Continue reading

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Good Day

On a beautiful spring day after a night of snow, I went forth in search of adventure. I started at Fountain Creek, then headed east into the plains before heading south to Cañon City where I walked Tunnel Drive Trail … Continue reading

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Loveland Pass

I drove the two hours to Loveland Pass west of Denver to look for White-tailed Ptarmigan, which have been seen there consistently throughout this year. I arrived a bit after 8:00 am and spent five hours hiking around at 11,900 … Continue reading

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St. Elmo

St. Elmo is a ghost town in the Sawatch Range about two hours west of our house. The road that leads to it passes through the Chalk Cliffs along Chalk Creek. The town was established in 1880 when silver was … Continue reading

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Wild Basin and Trail Ridge Road

Black Swifts were reported from the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park. I took a Wednesday off work and drove up early. Wild Basin is in the southeast corner of the park, reached by a rutted dirt road. … Continue reading

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