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Outdoor Pic of the Day – Flowers in Boulder

June 8th, 2022

Every summer, Colorado’s landscape transforms into a kaleidoscope of color as more than 3,200 species of wildflowers bloom across the state. The peak of wildflower season typically occurs from mid-June to late July, though it may begin earlier in 2022 due to below-average snowpack this year. Flowers bloom at different rates, so visit during the second or third week of July for the greatest variety of blooms. photo credit: Tony Harman  Read More

Boulder Flowers – Pretty Evil: Purple Loosestrife

June 7th, 2022

I love our parks. The open spaces in and around Boulder are part of what makes it such a special place. We live in a beautiful bubble; open forested foothills to our west, gradual open slopes to our north, and thriving farms and grasslands to our south and east. Many Boulderites know that the open space doesn’t just benefit the citizenry, but a huge array of life. In fact, Boulder County has the highest number of unique species of birds, plants, and mammals in Colorado. Unfortunately, this is all threatened by invasive species. One such weed is purple loosestrife, both pretty and evil. About... Read More

5 Fall Wildflowers to Find Outdoors

September 24th, 2015

While it may be golden aspen up in the mountains, down here in the plains, in Boulder, we still have wildflowers in bloom. These flowers provide important food for bees and other animals as we get closer to winter. In our open space and natural areas these flowers are especially important. Its the very end of flower season so catch the last of the wildflowers until next year. As you walk around Boulder or one of the many great open spaces in the plains this weekend, look out for these lovelies. Goldenrod, Solidago canadensis This tall bright yellow cluster of flowers can be found all over Boulder.... Read More