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Seeing San Francisco with Scott Dressel-Martin: A Photographic Excursion

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Seeing San Francisco with Scott Dressel-Martin: A Photographic Excursion

We all know Colorado is the best place to live. The mountains, the weather, the people. It’s beautiful here. But every now and then we get the urge to hit the road. See the sights and make some images of a place that is not our own. Join me this spring in San Francisco for an exciting opportunity to make some great images and stretch your creative abilities to their...

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Snowy Owls and Colorado Ecology

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Snowy Owls and Colorado Ecology

If you’re a bird enthusiast, you’re probably giddy with excitement due to the many recent sightings of  snowy owls in the lower 48.  Thousands of snow-white birds, which stand two feet tall with five-foot wingspans have been spotted from coast to coast and they are a spectacular sight to see.

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The Art & Science of Plant & Fungi Herbarium Collections

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The Art & Science of Plant & Fungi Herbarium Collections

After several months of bare tree branches, I am ready for the arrival of spring and with it returning to Colorado’s flower filled natural areas. The gardeners I know spend these short days and long cold nights perusing seed and plant catalogs to gear up for the next season. In lieu of shiny catalogs, botanists, like myself, and mycologists work with specimens (mycologists study organisms in the kingdom Fungi). Specimens are...

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Urban Beekeeping

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Urban Beekeeping

Urban beekeeping has been all the buzz, lately.  And for as many people that keep bees, there are that many reasons WHY people keep bees. One of the most important reasons to keep bees is for pollination.  Bee pollination is needed for the production of an estimated one-third of the food crops grown in developed countries. When it comes to fruit, the number of bees visiting a plant affects the size,...

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