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Spring issue of Images magazine
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Spring issue of Images magazine
Your spring issue of Images magazine is here!

40 YEARS IN THE FUTURE

We often equate time scales to our own lives, and as Boulder County Parks and Open Space just concluded its 40-year anniversary, this “middle-age” is a natural time to look ahead. What do we expect the county to be like over the next 40 years? 

OPEN SPACE ON HORSEBACK

As a park ranger with Boulder County Parks and Open Space, I have a lot of unique opportunities to explore our wonderful county properties. While I spend a good deal of time patrolling on foot and bike, my favorite patrol mode is on horseback.

BOULDER COUNTY’S PREHISTORIC PAST

In 2008, Boulder County Parks and Open Space staff discovered a prehistoric hearth eroding out of the creek bank during a field visit for a proposed Urban Drainage and Flood Control District project along Rock Creek. 

A NEW LOOK FOR PUBLICATIONS

Parks and Open Space has been sharing information with Boulder County residents since the department was formed in 1975. We try to provide many different types of information through various publications and online sites. Our goal is to provide useful information in a format that residents can easily access.

BUTTERFLIES, BEETLES AND BEES

The Agricultural Resources Division of Boulder County Parks and Open Space and many Boulder County residents realize the importance of insect pollinators. That’s why we are actively working with our agricultural tenants and pollination experts to protect this precious natural resource.

WAKE UP TURTLE, IT’S SPRING

Snapping turtle had been dozing for months. Last November the turtle dug into soft mud under a rotting log at the bottom of Duck Pond. It’s his favorite spot for hibernating. But now it is spring.

NIGHT SKIES: WATCH AND ENJOY

Astronomy can be a bit intimidating. It’s difficult to know where to start. Appreciating the skies does take a little patience, and practice. But it’s just like anything else. Start simple, learn some basics, and expand as you go.

WHY LIKE LICHENS

On a recent hike in the foothills I took a short break and sat on a flat rock. It was an ordinary rock, but what’s ordinary when you really take a good look at it? Idly, I started counting the types of lichens I could distinguish. There were five!
 
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