In addition to mule deer, rock squirrels, bobcat, chipmunk, and cottontail, we have infrequent sitings of badger, prairie dog, coyote, marmot, mountain lion, packrat, raccoon, weasel-ermine, porcupine, striped skunk and civet. Most reptile and amphibian photography opportunities are a result of chance. We have not researched to document specific species.
Of ninety-one bird species we've seen and heard here, Katherine has been able to photograph seventy. At an elevation of 6300 feet, Cedars sits among and between several habitat types. We get birds from open fields as well as birds who like forested areas. The year-round water adds a variety of vegetation types, from riparian to forest to open sagebrush. Some species are here year-round, others nest here, others are chance sitings in Spring and Autumn, and others spend the Winter months.
Just fledged Long-Eared Owl along Fur and Feathers Trail at Colwell Cedars Retreat.
Striped bee-fly on yellow Twinpod newberry blossoms along Ruby Springs Trail.
Green leopard frog in Hazel Pond.
Colwell Cedars Retreat
30048 North Road, Hotchkiss, CO 81419, US
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