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Stephanie Weber

Email: stephanie@durangonaturestudies.org

Aspens shed their green to reveal gold blazing beneath

“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” – Khalil Gibran My father died last week after a short illness, and the loss is still in the forefront of my mind. Death for...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Plan aims to boost environmental literacy

“Environmental literacy” is a phrase that is picking up steam in Colorado and around the country. In Colorado, legislation was passed into law in 2010 that required the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2013 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Bluegrass and songbirds – the music of summer

Durango Nature Studies will hold its fifth annual bluegrass festival tonight at Rotary Park. Since its beginning in the back of the Smiley Building five years ago, the festival has grown in size...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2013 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Rising temperatures put heat on pikas’ future

When inner tubing on the Animas starts in early June instead of mid-July, it is just one of many signs that summer is hotter than usual. Folks in Durango, who usually do fine without air...

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

That mosquito with a wobble – it’s a crane fly

Mosquitoes are a natural part of summer. Luckily, in Colorado, we have fewer mosquitoes than many areas of the country. One of the luxuries of living in Durango is the ability to sit outside in the...

DATE: June 11, 2013 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

As name implies, it really is a center for nature

Saturday was the first day Durango Nature Center was open for the season. The docent on duty emailed me after her shift to say that it had been a good day and said hummingbirds and bees were...

DATE: May 15, 2013 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

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

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