Listen to Ruth Carol Cushman and Scott Severs in the KGNU Nature Almanac for December as they talk about the about the area near Broadway and Baseline in Boulder that attracts those beautiful-as-porcelain (but often inebriated) Cedar Waxwings.
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.
The Boulder County Nature Association (BCNA) is a private, non-profit membership organization committed to preserving the natural history of our region through research, documentation and public education. BCNA is pleased to offer research funding by giving small grants for projects consistent with our mission.
Grants are available in two categories:
The Ken Evenson Memorial Grant, up to $1500, is available specifically for research on our native cats (mountain lion, lynx, and bobcat). One grant may be awarded annually.
General BCNA grants, up to $3,000, fund projects that will add to our understanding of the natural history of Boulder County or will augment the existing documentation of the county’s ecosystems.
New BCNA classes for 2018 will be announced shortly! To see the types of classes offered by BCNA, please look at the class offering for 2017 and 2016. If you would like to help plan classes for 2018, please contact BCNA using the contact form link at the bottom of the page.
Next BCNA board meeting: Wednesday, January 3rd, at 6 pm. Boulder Open Space offices, Cherryvale Road
NOTE: Board meetings are generally the first Wednesday of odd numbered months at 6 pm.
Annual BCNA membership meeting: 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 proposed changes to the by-laws as well as listen to a speaker. Proposed changes to the by-laws are online so you can compare them to the current by-laws before the meeting. Hope to see you all then!
Save the date! The Ecosymposium this year is on March 17th. More information coming soon.
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.
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.
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!