Amana Colonies Recreation Trail – Amana, Iowa

The Amana Colonies Recreation Trail is on IA-220 and only a few minutes west of both US-151 N and the village of Amana. Continue reading “Amana Colonies Recreation Trail – Amana, Iowa”


Macbride Nature Recreation Area – Hiking Trails, Raptor Center – Iowa

The Macbride Nature Recreation Area is 13 miles north of Iowa City, on Mehaffey Bridge Rd, and 0.7 miles east of Sugar Bottom’s mountain biking trails. Continue reading “Macbride Nature Recreation Area – Hiking Trails, Raptor Center – Iowa”

Woodpecker Ridge Nature Center – Birding Trails – Troutville, Virginia

Woodpecker Ridge Nature Center is located in Troutville, Virginia. From Roanoke, take exit 150B off of US-81, follow signs for US-11, turn left at Lee Hwy/US-11 N, turn right at State Route 651/Stoney Battery Rd, and drive about a mile looking for the Woodpecker Ridge sign a hundred feet off of the road on your left; mailing address 941 Stoney Battery Rd. Continue reading “Woodpecker Ridge Nature Center – Birding Trails – Troutville, Virginia”

Roxborough State Park – Hiking South Rim Trail – Denver, Colorado

Roxborough State Park is 30 miles south of downtown Denver, Colorado and 13 miles southwest of the intersection of CO-470 and US-85. Continue reading “Roxborough State Park – Hiking South Rim Trail – Denver, Colorado”

Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) in Colorado

The Gray Jay, of the crow and jay family, is a year-round resident of the subalpine zone of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and, specifically, in coniferous forests at elevations ranging from 8,500 to 11,300 feet. Its feathers are white and gray with no crest on its head. Continue reading “Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) in Colorado”