Ken Hall

A bee lands on a colorful flower. Bee pollination is essential for healthy ecosystems and crop production. Photo by Ken Hall.
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Our Friends, the Honeybees

Welcome to spring, nature lovers. Ken Hall here — normally known as the bird nut — but today I’m not talking birds, rather, the bees. Honeybees to be exact. April and May are big months for the Honeybee. Coming out of the hive hungry and looking for the first blooms of spring.  The Clear Creek

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From Hunting to Birding

Hi bird lovers. Happy April. Ken Hall, aka Bird Nut here.  The other evening I had the good fortune to meet two of the outstanding staff with The Neighborhood Gazette. I was presented with a question: “What made you interested in birding?”  I had never pondered this question, and I’m very good at pondering. So

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The Enthralling, Deceptive Song of the Catbird

Welcome to almost Spring. If you’re a bird lover, March, April and May are the Holy Grail of bird watching.  So many birds will be returning to Colorado to find mates and nesting sites, or as a stopover before moving on further north. Many of these birds bring beautiful songs as only nature can create.

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Beautiful Birds with a Bad Rap

Happy February nature lovers. Ken Hall, aka “Bird Nut” here.  The new year has started out as a fantastic year for bird watchers. Many birds that I typically do not see in winter are showing themselves: Great Blue Herons, Wilson’s Snipe, (yes Snipe really do exist), Yellow Rump Warblers, Black Phoebe’s and many more. Another

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Welcome to Winter… Bird Nut Here

Ken Hall shares winter bird species to look out for as the seasons change. As many of our Spring and Summer bird friends have moved on to warmer climates, our Winter guests have arrived.  Appearing to increase in species and numbers each day. Bushtits, Juncos, White Crowned Sparrows, and many more are too numerous to

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Why Not Become A Dark Sky Community?

Hello to all. Bird nut here.  Seems like I was just writing with excitement and anticipation of the spring arrival of many migratory summer visitors. Now I write of the exodus of literally millions of birds as they return to their winter habitats, some as far south as South America.  I am particularly amazed at

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A Salute To The Pollinators

Ken Hall, aka Bird Nut here. What a wonderful green, wet spring we are having. As we head into summer, being a bird nut encompasses a much wider spectrum of interest. Birds are – or have – nested and are busy rearing youngsters. They have many natural food sources to choose from, and are not

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A Spring Unlike Any I Can Remember

Ken Hall here. Or you may refer to me as the bird nut. Spring has sprung in all its glory. We have wonderful rains, the color green has returned and lilacs are blooming. There’s no better time to be outdoors enjoying all its beauty. It pleases me to see so many people out slow wandering

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A Concert Of Singing, Colorful Birds

Finally spring has returned. If you are a bird lover it is the Holy Grail of seasons. It is a time when many of our bird friends return: some for short periods of time, many to nest and raise young, till their exodus comes in fall. Most Front Range parks, lakes and creeks will be

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