Gumweed with a green caterpillar, a variegated fritillary, and gaillardia. Photos by Steve Jones. To discover what wildflowers and butterflies Steve Jones and Ruth Carol Cushman discovered on the Greenbriar Connector trail this November, listen to the KGNU story, November wildflowers. KGNU features a short program with Steve Jones and Ruth Carol Cushman on the first Friday of every month. For each program, they visit a Boulder County nature site to record sounds there and discuss topics of interest. They are also the authors of Wild Boulder County: A Seasonal Guide to the Natural World.
The Boulder County Nature Association is a private, non-profit membership organization committed to preserving the natural history of our region through research, documentation and public education.
One of Audubon’s most cherished chapter traditions is the annual Solstice Hike with Boulder County Nature Association. We gather at the White Rocks trailhead (on south side of Valmont east of 75th St.), and after greeting and meeting with many puffs of frosty air, we walk down to the creek crossing to view the sunrise, admire whatever winter is bringing our way, and share readings, poetry and a song or two. Warm up afterwards with breakfast in Niwot. Let Steve know if you are coming in order to advise the restaurant. Steve Jones, 303-494-2468.
Ann's Cooper's exquisite guide to Colorado Front Range dragonflies, along with our new CD, Sandhills Serenade, are now available at the Boulder Wild Bird Center on the west side of 28th St. between Canyon and Arapahoe. You can also purchase BCNA field guides at Boulder's Harlequin's Gardens; Wild Bear Science Center, in Nederland; Wild Birds Unlimited, in Arvada and Denver; the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster; Front Range Birding Company in Littleton; McDonald’s Bookshop in Estes Park; and other discerning retailers in our area. Our publications will also be available at the upcoming Boulder County Audubon Holiday Sale, Tuesday, November 25, 5:30-7:15 p.m., at the Boulder Unitarian Universalist Church.
Nature-Net is BCNA's email forum for announcements of classes and trips and discussions of many topics relating to Boulder County's natural environment. Nature-Net subscription information.