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Wildlife

A River Runs Through It: The Poudre Overruns Its Banks

The average yearly rainfall in Fort Collins is 15.08 inches (based on data going back to 1893). The average September rainfall is 1.27 inches. (Western Regional Climate Center Data) We live between two city rain gauges. In the past 24 hours, one has received .91 inches and the other 1.14 inches of rain. In the … Continue reading »

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Black River

On Tuesday, I took a walk along the river. We had some wonderful rain this past weekend, which was sorely needed. But it came down in such intense bursts that it lead to flooding in some areas. It also washed a lot of the ashes and soot down out of the mountains and into the … Continue reading »

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Birds Along the Poudre River

I often walk along the Poudre river in the morning and I’m occasionally delighted to see a bird or fish or some other critter happen along. In fact, my mom and I were talking about ipods once and she said, “So what do you listen to when you’re walking?” (She knows I don’t have an … Continue reading »

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A Litter of Kits

On a recent walk, I turned down an alley to find what I thought was a woman letting her dog out for its morning constitutional. Then I looked again and realized the animal was a fox! I stopped abruptly as the fox zeroed in on the dog by my side. I snapped a few photos, … Continue reading »

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