Clumps of hound's tongue are blooming along our pasture fence this week and may continue to flower through much of the summer. Yet another Eurasian species that was introduced to North America, the plant is now found across most of the U.S. Show More Summary
During the early history of our species, we humans were intimately tied to natural ecosystems, playing the role of both predator and prey. Once we established permanent settlements and began to cultivate crops and domesticate animals...Show More Summary
Hutton National Wildlife Refuge lies in the Laramie Basin, SSW of Laramie, Wyoming. This preserve, established to protect habitat for migrant waterfowl, is reached via a series of dirt-gravel roads that are easily traversed by most vehicles. Show More Summary
Our social media producer writes about his excitement before his first series of Springwatch.
Trevor Dines from Plantlife writes on how soaring temperatures and global warming are affecting our plants.
Not wanting to backtrack along the Interstates, I decided to alter my return route to Colorado. This morning, I headed south through the scenic Yellowstone River Valley to the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Arriving early,...Show More Summary
Every year, hundreds of thousands of midges appear in the Scottish highlands. But from where, and why?
An amazing commitment to saving our beaches and marine life.
Based on my one day excursion through southwestern Montana, the region is characterized by majestic ranges separated by wide valleys (some comparable to the parklands of Colorado). This geography appeals to me, allowing one to admire...Show More Summary
Series Editor Rosemary Edwards writes about why she's looking forward to BBC Springwatch having a new home.
The previous weekend, a friend and I attended the Mt. Rogers Naturalist Rally at the Konnarock Community Center. On the way Friday, we visited the Museum of the Middle Appalachians in Saltville, Virginia. This Mastodon skull was found by Virginia Tech researchers in the area. Show More Summary
Leaving Denver at sunrise this morning, I headed north on Interstate 25, passing the snowy peaks of the Front Range and undulating across the Piedmont, dipping to cross tributaries of the South Platte River. Approaching the Wyoming line,...Show More Summary
In my 40-plus years of road trips, I have visited all but one of the Lower 48 States; that single exception is North Dakota, which I hope to visit this coming fall. A close second is Montana, which I drove into for several miles during a family trip to Yellowstone National Park back in the early nineties. Show More Summary
On this cold, cloudy morning along the Colorado Front Range, the snowstorm had moved on but large patches of heavy, wet snow still covered most of our Littleton farm. Cottontails were everywhere, taking advantage of the prolonged darkness...Show More Summary
BBC Springwatch Series Producer Chris Howard writes about why he's looking forward to the upcoming series of Springwatch.
BBC Springwatch has asked Instagram user @SnappyRuss to look after our account for the weekend. He's been talking about why he's looking forward to it.
One of the joys or drawbacks of living along the Colorado Front Range (depending on one's point of view) is that snow may fall from early September through early June. Today's snowstorm is thus not unusual; indeed, following a mild winter...Show More Summary
Read any wildflower manual and you will learn that storksbill favors sunny, dry areas and is most often found in sandy soil, in sparsely vegetated fields or in overgrazed pastures. This explains why storksbill is abundant in the "lawn...Show More Summary
On my visit to South Platte Park this morning, I encountered 30 species of birds. Yellow warblers were especially common, joined by a fair number of yellow-breasted chats, gray catbirds and spotted towhees. But the highlight of my visit...Show More Summary
Getting outside isn't always easy, but this June we're being encouraged to get into the wilderness and do something wild.