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    07  Oct

    Roaring Fork Valley Phenology | October 7, 2013

    Fall’s signature events are happening all at once right now. 

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    03  Oct

    Morning Birding Species List | October 1, 2013

    Throughout the fall, winter and spring ACES offers monthly Morning Birding classes at our Hallam Lake site in Aspen. Class outings venture to local birding hotspots and the birds never fail to impress. Take a look at the below species list and notes from one of the recent classes and register today for upcoming birding classes!

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Weather:  mostly sunny

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    26  Sep

    Roaring Fork Valley Phenology | September 25, 2013

    Well it’s happening. The clear days and cold nights that are a hallmark of September in the Aspen area have finally appeared following a rainy/snowy start to the month. The cold nights are a cue for the aspen leaves to change from green to yellow. Typically we can count on this change during the last half of September. In 2012 the main color change was around the fifteenth of September and in 2013 it is looking like peak will be the last few days of the month. The comparison photo above shows Red Mountain last year and this year on September 25. Quite a different story.

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    25  Sep

    First Snowfall up Castle Creek

    The first snowfall of the year is always a special occasion.  Having lived at Toklat a couple years, I am starting to notice the changes from year to year.