Colorful Colorado

The summer of 2012 finds me in the quaint little town of Walden, Colorado (population: 600).  I will spend the mild mountain summer working for the US Forest Service doing wildlife surveying and monitoring in relation to forest projects.  Colorado is absolutely beautiful and I am happy to be experiencing nature in a different part of the country!

Hill creek- near where we found a goshawk nest with 2 downy nestlings :)

 Indian paintbrush

Top of a ridge on one of our study sites...what a view!

Northern leopard frog

 Columbine, Colorado's state flower

 Red squirrel

 Broad-tailed hummingbird

Me at an abandoned Ranger cabin

 House wren

My favorite picture so far :)


 A radiant blue damselfly

Baby red-tailed hawks