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Posts Tagged With ‘ ecosystem ’


Orchard to Glass: Discovering the Essence of Warm Weather through Oranges and Juice”

February 8th, 2024

                                     Honeybell Oranges                                                          Pic Lenny Lensworth Frieling How many of us as Boulder Mile High dwellers consider oranges? As an artist, orange is very tricky for some of us. As fruit eaters they are pretty easy for everyone. The varieties are staggering and it is an integral part of many breakfasts in the morning and cocktails later in the day. Unless it is the key ingredient in a Mimosa. Honeybell oranges, also known... Read More

Boulder’s Tall Grass Prairie Sunday Sunrise Spectacular

January 7th, 2024

Boulder Classic: Red Light Sunrise on Tall Grass Prairie With Favorite Longs Peak Backdrop Boulder‘s famous “artist’s light” does not refer to one time of day or to one type of light. Our sunrise it is frequently painted with a palette of reds and yellows. Boulder and part East are also famous and a photographer’s haven for it 170 million acres of tall grass prairie. The Colorado Tall Grass Prairie, becoming more dominant as we move East in Boulder County, is an ecological treasure that encapsulates the serene beauty and complexity of prairie ecosystems. This region... Read More

Our Earth Ecosystem Relies Upon the Small Honey Bee to Survive: The Bee in Macro!

December 1st, 2023

We plant flowers to attract bees, have naturally growing things that attract bees, and in return the honey bees pollinate our flowering plants. Without pollinated plants, we’d have no wheat, no corn, and generally no food. That’s a problem. We’ve all read about the various theories on hives collapsing, and the concomitant lose of a huge portion of our bee population. Fortunately, certainly in Boulder, we are paying attention, finally. Unfortunately, we have a long way to go. As an aside, while wasps can sting repeatedly, and are quite aggressive and have PAINFUL stings, honey... Read More

Bats; Our Silent Defender

October 21st, 2023

Bats are often portrayed as creatures of horror. They’re popular around Halloween and in Scooby Doo intros, and they don’t spring to mind as being cute or friendly, but Boulder has actually befriended the bat, and now they’re existence in our ecosystem is essential, and they’re proving to be quite a good friend to have. It’s common to see a bat around Colorado, especially in and around Boulder, given our location near to the flat irons, which are an excellent place to be if you are a bat. Though, bats might be more common than you think. 45% of all bat species in the US can be found in... Read More

Ski Resorts Drastically Boosting Sustainability

December 14th, 2014

Most of the ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains have environmental protection policies because the mountains they are built upon are considered National Parks. These ski resorts are required to include a certain level of eco-friendliness, commitment to environmental stewardship, and commitment to environmental restoration. Resorts are often a part of the community they are in, especially in a ski town.  Resorts offer many jobs and include shops, restaurants and residences.  Because the resorts are at the heart of the local economies in these ski towns, when a ski resort uses less energy from... Read More

Easily Boost Sustainability from Home and Support the Community

November 2nd, 2014

Saving money and reducing the pollution you emit this winter is easy when you take the right steps. Being sustainable typically involves reducing, reusing, and recycling resources. The following steps are easy ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle this winter at home. Most of these tips come from SustainableKentucky.com or the context institute staff of context.org. It’s easy to make reducing your contribution to polluting cost-effective by following the steps below. Compost: Even if you don’t use your own home’s organic waste for compost, your neighbor’s garden can. Consider donating your... Read More