Monthly Archives: October 2010

Birding The Big Thompson – Join Me!

As winter approaches – I’m inspired to begin a series of monthly walks along the Big Thompson River here in Loveland. There is some great habitat along our Loveland Rec Trail, especially along the Big Thompson River. The first walk … Continue reading

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A New Field Trip Model? Urban Birding & Thrift

My sister Lauren Burke lives in Broomfield, a town about 45 minutes south of me. Today was the second time we went Urban Birding & Thrift Store shopping. The first time we birded and shopped around Fort Collins I think, … Continue reading

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I Thought My Jeep Was Going To Disappear

Continuing on my journey from Buckhorn Road I came to the start of Flowers Road. I was pretty excited about taking this road and a tad bit nervous about what I might find in road conditions.I found a lovely Hairy … Continue reading

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My October Backyard

We have had a lovely fall here in Colorado this year. It’s given me extra time to really tuck the garden in before snowfall.I’ve still got Marigolds, Cosmos, and several kinds of lettuce growing well.I’ve been hanging out on the … Continue reading

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Buckhorn Road

Every now and then I like to take a day drive somewhere around Colorado. This time I wanted to do a loop that required some 4-wheeling. I headed out for Buckhorn Road, but I didn’t get more than about 4 … Continue reading

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Fall Is Fun I Think.

Fall just seems to be the time to take on projects. Not big ones, but ones that now seem like they need to get done before winter comes.This is my front bird pond, notice the log on the right? It’s … Continue reading

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Tweet Ups & Meet Ups

I told you I’d tell you about meeting a Twitter friend. Here is Annette, me, and my sis Lauren after we shared coffee and a meal together at Kind Coffee on 150 E Elkhorn Ave. If you haven’t visited this … Continue reading

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Estes Park River Walk

A few days ago my sister Lauren and I went up to Estes Park to kick around awhile.It was a perfect day for it.There were not tons of birds, but we saw American Dippers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Canada Geese, Mallards, Mtn. … Continue reading

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Difficult Decision

Some of you know I was blessed with a gift from a friend for my 50th birthday. His name is Ace and he is a Portuguese Water Dog puppy.This is Winnie. After an agonizing month, I have decided to not … Continue reading

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Incredible Butterflies – Black Swallowtail?

This beautiful creature visited my yard the other day. At first I thought it must be a female Tiger Swallowtail, but when I looked it up – it appears to be a Black Swallowtail.It fed on the various Agastache flowers … Continue reading

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