Meet the Locals: Honkers Ahh Fall. That wonderful time of year when the air turns crisp as the heat of summer gives way to cooler temperatures and bursts of color decorate every deciduous tree. Fall also brings an unmistakably familiar sound: the honking of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis). While Canada Geese are year-round residents in […]
Meet the Locals
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It’s August again. That time of year when the days feel extra hot and dry and when kids start going back to school again (much to their chagrin). In addition to its oppressive heat, late summer is also when we really see large numbers of what we like to call angry stingers around. Hornets, wasps, […]
You all know them. You all love them. The quintessential early bird, American Robins are as common in our yards as mosquitoes are in ponds. Robins are often heralded as the first sign of spring, but they actually are here all year round. In the winter they tend to be more in trees and in […]
Trout Has your sport or summer camp been put on hold this summer? Have you been trying some more outdoor activities? You aren’t the only one! Fishing has become rather popular this summer, so I think it’s time to meet some of our aquatic neighbors. While there aren’t really any good places to fish in […]
Cottonwood Trees What do you think of when you think of summer in Cherry Hills? For me, one of the surest signs of summer in the village is when the cottonwoods leaf out. Those giant, heavy branches covered in thick bark suddenly are covered in a mantle of vibrant green that provides wonderful shade all […]