Stephanie Weber

Email: stephanie@durangonaturestudies.org

Don't get close to moose on the loose

When I was 16, I saw a moose for the first time.It was at the end of a long day of hiking in the Wemin-uche Wilderness when I spotted it in a wetland meadow.I sat and watched the moose for the next...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Tourist Test might teach you something

Mark Twain once wrote, "You perceive I generalize with intrepidity from single instances. It is the tourist's custom."I enjoy this quote not only because it is both humorous and true, but because...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Mountain lion exhibit helps educate you

Have you ever wondered how high a mountain lion can jump? Or how high you could jump in comparison? If questions about the athletic prowess of a mountain lion have ever crossed your mind, I urge...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Mosquitoes may be pests, but we still need them

Mosquito. It is a word that is capable of striking fear in the heart of the most seasoned outdoor enthusiast.The shrill buzz of a female mosquito hovering by your ear is enough to ruin a perfectly...

DATE: July 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Many myths exist when it comes to wolves

This summer, Durango Nature Studies has the honor of hosting WolfWood Refuge at our Junior Naturalist Field Camp.During two of our summer camp sessions the WolfWood directors and volunteers,...

DATE: June 11, 2009 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Ned Cecil Coate

Ned Cecil Coate died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at his home in Durango of leukemia. He was 88.Mr. Coate was born Aug. 30, 1920, to Cecil and Lydia Markley Coate in Miami County, Ohio. He graduated...

DATE: May 26, 2009 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Wildflower has more uses than for blowing wishes

Do you remember your favorite flower when you were a child? I bet if you think about it, you will remember a forgotten affection for the dandelion. Today, if you take pride in your yard, the...

DATE: May 14, 2009 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Pleiades' disappearance is a signal of new season

Spring is a great time to get outside and observe the natural world in all its glory.Flowers are blooming, insects are humming and animals are waking from long winter naps. With the miracle of life...

DATE: April 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Tree squirrel keeps pace for the entire year

For many of us, the arrival of March signifies the end of a cold, long winter.Winter storms may not have completely subsided but are less frequent and less intense, the days are longer, and a...

DATE: March 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

N.M. sanctuary destination for bird watchers

New Year's Day, the sun was setting, and it was a very comfortable 60-something degrees. I could understand why thousands of birds were wintering at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge,...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Snowflakes 101: Take a closer look at creation

Living in the Four Corners, we are blessed with the opportunity to enjoy all four seasons of the year, and now is the time to enjoy the splendor of a Colorado winter.This time of year brings cold...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

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