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The Flying J Ranch in South Evergreen, Colorado

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Beautiful day to check out my new neighborhood, so started with a local park next door. Shadow Pine Loop is a nice 3 mile stroll, and offered a great view of a three-toed woodpecker.

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Walking Through Hay Rolls

While flipping through an old copy of Bird Watcher’s digest, I stopped to enjoy this short essay by author and naturalist Julie Zickefoose: The hay roll, what a wondrous creation. Of all recent innovations in agriculture, it is my favorite. … Continue reading

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This is beautiful, but it would be even better with a herd of buffalo!

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This Hike Close to Denver Feels Like you are Far Away

Colorado is blessed to have so much amazing and accessible open space. To experience a hike back East like the one I did today at Colorado’s Staunton State Park, it would take hours of driving, packing and planning. Instead I … Continue reading

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Hike Kent County Maryland

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Hike Kent County Maryland

What a great time to hike Sassafras Natural Resource Area in Kent County, Maryland. Perfect place to witness springs’s arrival.

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Manassas National Battlefield

  Battlefield hikes are always some of my favorite.  The open vista walks are a constant source of scenery (as opposed to the normal “wait-for-it” hike to the peak or overlook), and as a birder, the meadow habitats attract a … Continue reading

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