This year's annual meeting will be Saturday, February 24th at 6 pm. We will have potluck dinner followed by a business meeting to elect officers and vote on changes to the by-laws. Proposed changes to the by-laws are online so you can compare them to the current by-laws before the meeting.
Andrew DuBois will speak to us about his Northern leopard frog research on City of Boulder Parks and Recreation properties. Northern leopard frog populations have declined throughout their range; they are listed in Colorado as a Tier 1 Species of Greatest Conservation. Andrew’s 2017 BCNA Research Grant funding will help scientists better understand the perils facing this species.
Please bring a dish to share and your own plates and utensils. Hope to see you all there!
New BCNA classes for 2018 will be starting shortly! Join us to learn about lichens, photography, warblers, bird identification, grassland ecology, asters, brasses and grasses, butterfly habitats, or lost worlds underfoot. Class registration opens for each class six weeks before the class starts. All registration for classes is done online through EventBrite. A complete description and links for registration are on the BCNA education page.
Track climate action in Boulder: What do I do? Where can I go? Who's taking action? Go to boulder.earth to learn more.
Windy.com is an interactive site that shows global weather patterns. You can watch wind, temperature, clouds, waves, pressure patterns changing over a ten-day period at a global to local scale. The patterns are fascinating!
Join us to learn about studies of visitors to open spaces and what we can learn from them.
Next BCNA board meeting: Wednesday, March 7th, at 6 pm. Location to be determined.
NOTE: Board meetings are generally the first Wednesday of odd numbered months at 6 pm.
Classes: The Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute in Rocky Mountain National Park offers a broad array of outdoor classes on a broad range of topics including fly fishing , butterflies and bugs, plants, wildlife, geology, hikes with naturalists, and photography. Boulder Audubon Society has field trips planned throughout migration and after. There are many classes for children at the Thorne Nature Experience and the Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center in Nederland. City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks has regular, free nature programs and hikes as does Boulder County.
Listen to Ruth Carol Cushman and Scott Severs in the KGNU Nature Almanac for February as they walk at Betasso Preserve hoping to see crossbills. Although the trees look healthy, there are not pine cones this year.
These short nature almanacs are broadcast on KGNU Radio, 88.5 FM, 1390 AM on the first Friday of every month at 8:06 am. BCNA maintains an index to all the previous nature almanacs.
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.