Just a short intermission from recipes and cooking. After all, the way I cook (and eat) exercise is something that can’t be skipped. We’ve been enjoying perfect Spring weather here in the Rockies, which recently found us on a 2.5 mile hike close to home.
Roxborough State Park is just a few miles Southwest of Highlands Ranch. The park, with close to 4000 acres, is known for it’s dramatic red rock formations, and for us, it’s a prime bird watching destination. So sit back and enjoy the scenery as we meander along the trail.
Cutting through the Dakota Hogback to enter the park.
Roxborough Park has a wonderful visitor’s center nestled in the rock formations.
The historic Persse homestead on the property. We watched baby bears in the trees behind this house once. We scurried along our way when it dawned on us that mamma bear was most surely near. Remember that Nancy?
Birds seen, April 29:
- Scrub Jays everywhere
- Spotted Towhees, everywhere
- 2 White-crowned Sparrows
- 1 Golden Eagle on top of the hog back, eagle-eye-ing a nearby prairie dog town
- 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
- Lots of Chickadees
- White-throated Swifts
- Cliff Swallows
- Tree Swallows
- Turkey Vultures
- Canyon Wrens