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The spring issue of Images magazine is now available

Essential Shrubs

Shrubs blooming at the margins of wildflower season, like rabbitbrush in September or wild plums in April, are critical sources of pollen, with each large plant supporting many pollinators at a sensitive time.

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From Desert to High Plains Oasis

Stephen Long concluded in his reports that this land was “unfit for cultivation and uninhabitable by a people depending upon agriculture.”

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Acquiring the Future

Boulder County protects approximately 104,339 acres of land composed of open space properties, conservation easements on both private and public lands, and leases. With so much property you may wonder how Boulder County was able to acquire the land over time.

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Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrels Plus Arithmetic

Add 6+7 and your answer is the number of light and dark stripes on ground squirrels with an odd name. The name truly is thirteen-lined ground squirrel. In addition to thirteen cute stripes, their fur has orderly little spots.

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Historic Altona School

In 1880, the Altona community completed the one-room stone schoolhouse that we see today. The schoolhouse featured one open room, a stove, student desks, a teacher’s desk, and a chalkboard.

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From Bad Bananas to Good Plastic

Students from Westlake Middle School worked with staff on various citizen science projects. This is a report of one of those projects.

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