Stephanie Weber


Sign up for the Earth Day 5K

On April 20, Durango Nature Studies will hold its fourth annual Earth Day 5K and Family Fun Run Celebration at For the Birds. It will begin at 11 a.m. In honor of our event, and as a way to...

DATE: April 10, 2013 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Arrival of prairie dogs and kids sign of the season

Even though we are weathering a few heavy March snows in Durango, spring is definitely in the air. One day it suddenly hits us that the chill is gone. Of course, that means we have mud season to...

DATE: March 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Oh, you fox: February is the month for love

February is the month where love is in the air. However, I’m not talking about the kind that involves a dinner out, roses and chocolates (one of the annual mating rituals of homo sapiens), but one...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Snowy owl needs more than just magic to survive

There is something about the snowy owl that brings chills to the skin and a feeling that magic is possible. Perhaps that is why J.K. Rowling used the snowy owl as Harry Potter’s pet. Hedwig is the...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2013 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

How donors help the community – in their words

The holidays are a time for giving and receiving. As any nonprofit in Durango will tell you, we are lucky to live in a town that has such generous, community-minded businesses that make sure we not...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2012 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Like Americans, wild turkey often courageous

After ruminating a bit about what to write in this month’s column, I kept returning to the wild turkey. Yes, it seems a bit of a cliché, being the month of Thanksgiving and all. But the fact that...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Halloween, tarantulas go hand in hand

As October is in full swing, many ghouls, witches and goblins start preparing for Halloween. Some might be pulling out old family recipes for an annual witches brew, sure to include some of the...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2012 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Some animals use winter to catch up on ZZZs

Look down almost any alley this month and trash cans are turned over. Almost every house near forested areas have piles of bear scat littering the lawns in the morning. And, if you have windows...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2012 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Nature Center’s piece of land belongs to kids

“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it,” said American journalist, Russell Baker. This statement rings true for me as I remember my own childhood and watch my children and...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2012 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Unwelcome bullfrogs, kids’ tears and nature in balance

The many ecosystems at the Durango Nature Center have a delicate balance between predator and prey. Usually, as we tell our students, this balance plays out, as it should, over a long period of...

DATE: July 11, 2012 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

The ubiquitous cicada: The big little insect that loves to drum

When out in nature, most human visitors quietly move about hoping to see or hear an animal, bird or insect that is elusive unless one can successfully blend into their surroundings. However, the...

DATE: June 13, 2012 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Center offers big welcome for those who want to learn

Often things that seem small have a ripple effect that can change the direction of a life or an organization. The opening of Durango Nature Studies’ new Welcome Building is that pebble for our...

DATE: May 9, 2012 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

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