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”

Red Mountain Open Space – Northern Colorado

The Mountains to Plains Project is a collaborative habitat conservation effort consisting of contributions from willing landowners, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Open Lands Program, Legacy Land Trust, the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Program, and Great Outdoors Colorado. The project protects over 55,000 acres of land. Continue reading “Red Mountain Open Space – Northern Colorado”