Naturalist Nights

Roaring Fork Audubon partners with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) & Wilderness Workshop to present Naturalist Nights

Sagebrush Sea Movie Tour (Carbondale)sagebrush

Date: Thursday August 20th at 6:30-9:00pm
Where: Third Street Center,  520 South Third St. Carbondale CO 81623

Description: The plight of the Greater sage grouse is bringing new light to the importance of Colorado’s often overlooked sagebrush steppe. Cornell Lab of Ornithology in association with PBS Nature have produced a remarkable documentary that will forever change the way we look at the Sagebrush Sea.Doors open at 6:30 P.M., the movie will begin at 7:00 P.M. A discussion and Q&A will follow.  Watch the trailer here.

Western Yellow Billed Cuckoo: Colorado’s Newest Threatened Species (Carbondale & Aspen)

Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Carbondale Date: January 14th at 5:30pm
Carbondale Location: Third Street Center, Carbondale

Aspen Date: January 15th at 7:00pm
Aspen Location: Hallam Lake (ACES), Aspen

Speaker: Jason Beason of Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory Biologist.
Fee: Free

Description: The Yellow-billed Cuckoo is a shy and secretive species that depends on extensive riparian forests for survival. The population in the western United States has dwindled  because of construction of dams, excessive grazing in riparian areas and in overall reduction of available habitat.
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 Ordinary Extraordinary Junco: Remarkable Biology From a Backyard Bird (Carbondale & Aspen)



Carbondale Date: February 11th, 2015 
Carbondale Location
: Third Street Center, Carbondale

Aspen Date: February 12th, 2015
Aspen Location: Hallam Lake, (ACES) Aspen

Presention Type: Film – watch trailer here
Fee: Free
Description: Even avid birdwatchers or ornithologists who know the different juncos well may not realize that for scientists that study topics as diverse as migration, hormones, neuroscience, evolution, ecology, and disease ecology, the Junco is a rockstar study organism. For nearly 100 years, juncos have been a key research subject…
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Click here for trailer and Junco Project 





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