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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