Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area – Birding in Fort Collins, CO

Cathy Fromme Prairie is a natural area located in the southwest corner of Fort Collins, CO. It has two free parking lots with one on South Taft Hill Road and the other on South Shields Street. Continue reading “Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area – Birding in Fort Collins, CO”

Crosier Mountain Trail – Drake Trailhead – Glen Haven, CO

Crosier Mountain is in the Roosevelt National Forest and has three trailheads that can all be used to reach the summit: Drake, Rainbow Pit, and one near the village of Glen Haven. We hiked from the Drake trailhead which is 2.2 miles west of Drake, Colorado and on the south side of CR-43. Continue reading “Crosier Mountain Trail – Drake Trailhead – Glen Haven, CO”

Gateway Natural Area – Poudre Canyon – Fort Collins, Colorado

The Gateway Natural Area is located 15 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado. Along CO-14, it is five miles west of where CO-14 breaks off from US-287. Continue reading “Gateway Natural Area – Poudre Canyon – Fort Collins, Colorado”

Elk – Wapiti (Cervus canadensis) – Pictures from Estes Park, Colorado

Elk (a.k.a., wapiti) are a species of deer and one of the largest mammals in North America. Elk spend most of the year in the sub-alpine life zone, between 10,000 and 11,500 feet in elevation. Continue reading “Elk – Wapiti (Cervus canadensis) – Pictures from Estes Park, Colorado”