Stephanie Weber

Email: stephanie@durangonaturestudies.org

Flying the coop: It’s time to find the inner raven

I am working hard to channel my inner raven. I am moving away at the end of this month and grow nervous as the day approaches. The decision was the right one. The problem is that I am not good with...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2010 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Volunteer program a symbiotic relationship

The number of people who are connected with Durango Nature Studies is vast and the programs we offer are many. Some wonder how we are able to offer the many opportunities to our schoolchildren and...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2010 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Don’t let earwigs keep you awake during the night

During the last few weeks, falling asleep has become increasingly difficult. No, I do not have caffeine or sugary sweets before bedtime. The reason for my sleeplessness is of a much more sinister...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Remember to thank the useful ladybug

I loved nursery rhymes as a child. Rereading them as an adult, I am often surprised to discover morbid subject mattermasked behind friendly sounding rhymes. Even as a child, however, I was not...

DATE: May 12, 2010 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Getting children into nature helps create healthy communities

Each day in the paper we read about more budget cuts being made, both in our schools and local governments. As we lookat these cuts here in Durango, it is important to take stock of what is...

DATE: April 8, 2010 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Adaptable coyote deserves proper respect

Early one morning while driving up to Haviland Lake, I was startled by a furry figure that darted across the road infront of my car and quickly ascended a hill on the other side of the road.I...

DATE: March 11, 2010 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Enjoying winter bird-feeder watching

With several feet of snow piled around my house, I am trying to keep my bird feeders filled daily with sunflower seedsand suet. The word gets around fast and soon I have the usual visitors. The...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2010 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

New year, perhaps a new volunteer?

The holidays are over, and if you are like most, you now find yourself staring down a list of well-intentioned NewYear's resolutions.Perhaps one of your resolutions is to give back to the...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2010 | COLUMN: Durango Nature Studies

Parasitic mistletoe has become a Christmas myth and legend

The holidays are truly my favorite time of year. It is a time to celebrate family traditions, to look at the worldthrough the eyes of a child and to see magic in everything around you.During the...

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

Lynx an animal worth protecting, not killing

I was saddened to hear news of an illegal killing of a Canada lynx outside Silverton last month.The person(s) responsible for this act needs to take a lesson on respectful backcountry travel from...

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

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

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