Have you been noticing amid the lush spring greens and flowers the numerous multicolored butterflies? To help you identify these butterflies and learn more about each type of butterfly that lives on Colorado's Front Range, BCNA has worked with Cathy Cook to update Butterflies of the Colorado Front Range, a website developed by Cathy Cook, Joe Kreig, and Donn Cook. Jeff Danielsen of FloydDogDesign re-designed the website for WordPress and moved it from its home for the last decade to BCNA. Please visit the site and see all that is there: http://coloradofrontrangebutterflies.com/
We look forward to working with all of you to add pictures and information to the site as we continue to improve it.
We will be announcing our new line up of classes soon!
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.
Boulder County continues to work on recovery from the flooding of September, 2013. Building more resilient infrastructure and ecosystems are overarching goals as the County, cities, and other stakeholder groups work on plans to identify and recommend projects to restore and stabilize the watershed. There are separate groups working in each of the following watersheds:
A BCNA member is on the St. Vrain Creek Coalition as the conservation representative.
If you wish to get emails about the progress of the various projects, you can sign up with Boulder County.
Listen to Steve Jones and Dave Sutherland of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks discuss the grasses and fall colors on Marshall Mesa in KGNU Nature Almanac for October. 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. Photo of a Boulder tallgrass prairie by Steve Jones.
Next BCNA board meeting: Wednesday, November 2nd, at 6 pm. Boulder Open Space offices, Cherryvale Road
NOTE: Board meetings have been changed to 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. The Colorado Native Plant Society Summer Field Seminars Catalogue for 2016 includes classes on plant identification, designing gardens, pollinators, dendrochronology and more. 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.