The city is repaving York Street from 6th to 13th Avenues and the road will be closed Aug. 15-23. Please enter and exit our parking lot from Josephine Street. York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 for a private event. Other early closings.
Each year, as spring rolls around, the Research and Conservation staff load up a 4-wheel drive vehicle with our gear, head out across Colorado and the Rocky Mountain west region in search of rare plants. This year we're bringing the field home to you. Watch our first field video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqE5b4AXYRM.
Our first trip takes us west to the threatened cactus, Sclerocactus glaucus. This lovely little cactus is found in Western Colorado along with several other rare plant species. This is also an area with intense oil and gas development, residential growth and spreading weeds. Our aim is to protect the western region by studying and protecting this tiny cactus.