Located near Centura Health in Avon right off of I-70. An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley. Free and open to the public.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain out of Lionshead Village, Vail. All visitors must have a pass to ride the gondola. Free and open to the public with valid gondola pass.
Nestled along Gore Creek near the Betty Ford Alpine Garden and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village.
601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657

Curious Nature

Exploring Our Curious Nature in 2020

Where do leaves go after they fall from the trees?

Labor Day: A Fall Feeding Frenzy

Behold! Bountiful Edible Berries in Colorado

Stewards of the "Community"

It’s Almost Time to Harvest Pine Nuts

Colorado Day 2020: Our State Boundaries

Leave No Trace

Beauty is in the Eyes of the Bee-holder: Why are Flowers so Pretty?

Colorado’s Rarest Treasures: Wild Orchids

Freedom and Wilderness

Mythbusters: Bat Edition

What the Summer Solstice Means for Us

Mysterious Creatures of the Dark

What Makes Warblers So Cool Anyway?

Dandelions, Leave Them Be

Gardening at High Altitude in Colorado

A Mother’s Day Tribute to Our Wild Moms

Good Morning Hibernators

Happy Earth Day!

A Healthy Snowpack is a Happy Valley

Why is that Egg Blue?

Virology 101: A Layperson’s Guide to Viruses

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who's The Biggest Fool of Them All?

Where Do Fish Go When Their Home Freezes Over?

Snowshoes or No Shoes

Avalanches Affecting the Area

Will Winter Continue this Groundhog Day?

The Original Coloradans: The Southern Ute Tribe

Animal Tracks Tell A Story

More Than the Minturn Mile: Minturn's History

Amidst the Darkness a Celebration of Light

Fascinating Facets of Eagle County Snow Country

The Wright Brothers Had Birds on the Brain

Moose on the Move

Solar Panels - Are they beneficial in Colorado's Long Winters?

Winter Surprise

To Change or Not To Change? The Case For Daylight Saving Time

Winter Preparations: Vignettes of a Changing Season

Colorado Cats – Meet the Bobcat, Lynx, and Mountain Lion

National Child Health Day

It’s Fall, Y’all: Unbe-leaf-able Beauty and the Science Behind it!

An Ode to Sedimentary Rock

Decomposition is Just the Start

The Many Different Habitats Offered in Eagle County

Wile E. Coyote

Tribute to Seniors

To 14er or Not to 14er

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Be Bear Aware

If You Grow It

Camping with Kids

Fireworks of a Different Kind

Celebrate National Hydration Day

Fathers in the Wild


When Principles Matter

Butterflies: Behind the Beauty

Wild Motherhood

Colorful Eggs – But not for Easter!

Arbor Day

Climate and Citizen Scientists

The Clever Common Crow

April Fools! Not Quite Spring

Be Bear Aware

New and Improved Symbol of St. Patrick’s Day: Cabbage

Breathe Deep

Bristlecone pine trees, resilient to all but climate change

Be Kind to Wildlife!

The Missing Lynx

Fun with Foxes on Valentine’s Day

Beavers: Nature’s Stream Restoration Specialists

Living on the Edge: Colorado’s Bighorn Sheep

Civil Rights Remind Us that Cooperation Means Survival

Light & Shadow: Sun Dogs

The New Year Discrepancy

20 Great Adventures: Nature Books

How to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower

Nature Among Us

How Animals Prepare for Winter

What Do Animals Do With Their Leftovers?

The Misunderstood Animals of Halloween Horror Stories

Art and Music Inspired by Nature

The Ant Whisperer

Solving Snakes: Nature's Misunderstood Wonders

We Owe It All to Plants

Warmer winters help invasive pine beetles

Martha, the Last of the Passenger Pigeons

100 years of protecting birds, but has it been enough?

Colorado State Parks to Visit (that aren't Sylvan Lake)

Animals with Strange Names

Humans Aren't the Only Evacuees During Wildfires

Scavengers: Nature's Recyclers

Fly Fishing Hot Spots

What is a Grebe?

Wildflower Season in Colorado

Stephen Hawking's Universe

Wonderful Waterfowl Colorado Duck

Are You My Mother? The Brown Headed Cowbird

Signs of Spring in Colorado

Garden Groundwork Planning for your Mountain Garden

Weeping Willows

Are you a fool?

Once in a Blue Moon

Bird Nests

Peregrine Falcons, the Bird of Many Contradictions

Winter Water in Colorado Builds Snowpack

Beware the Horde of Hamsters!

Crafty Coyote: A Colorful Character in all Times

The Quiet of Winter

Flashy Falcons The American Kestrel

Orion the Hunter

Keeping Your Dogs Warm on Winter Adventures

Bears Bearing in Winter

Staying Warm

Natural Cycles for the New Year

Viewing The Geminids Meteor Shower

Shaping Mountain Fun for Eons

How Colorado Wildlife Survives the Long Winter

Geothermal Energy

The Rut


Preserving Summer's Bounty & Canning For Winter

Putting the Past into Perspective

Forest Stories

The Secret Life of Pine Martens

The Humble Ground Squirrel

Seeds on the Move

Resourceful Plants: The Pine Drop

Edible Berries in Eagle County!

The End is Nigh

Resilience of Plants in Alpine Zones

Wildflower Bonanza in Vail!

The Black-crowned Night-Heron in Colorado

Following the Signs

Walking in the Woods

Curious Nature: A Different Kind of Freedom

Spotting Yellow Warblers

Bearing Up For Bear Season in Colorado

Mysteries of Nature: Delayed Implantation

Take Care With Landscape in the Spring

Spraying for Pine Beetle May be a Boon for Another Pest

Outdoor Summer Fun in Colorado

Get Back to Nature with an App

Spring in the Rockies

Why Does Snowpack Matter?

Spruce Beetles

The Coyote: A Favorite Trickster from Native American Tales

Obey the Signs: Stay off Closed Trails in Spring for Wildlife's Sake

Appreciate the Ordinary Sounds and Senses Of Spring in Colorado

Slope Aspect in Colorado | It All Depends on Your Perspective

History of Snowshoeing in America

Romance is in the Air for Ravens

The National Forest Service In Colorado in the Winter

Snow Snake? No, that's a Weasel!

Phenology: A Winter Hobby

Spruce Bark Beetle

The Triple Bottom Line

That's not a Reindeer! Elk, Deer, Moose & Bighorn Sheep in Colorado

On the Solstice: An Ode to the Night

Winter Survival Tactics: Animal Edition

Pine Nuts Really Do Come From Trees!

Look Skyward for Lenticular Clouds in Colorado

The Hunter Within

Boreas Pass Colorado: All That's Left Is A Road

The Minturn Formation: Rocking with its Strata Out In Colorado

These ‘Bird Brains’ Are Anything But!

The Mystery of Migration Revealed!

You Call That a Mighty Oak? The Gambel Oak in Colorado

Mountain Goats: Nature’s Mountaineers

Swallow Your Pride: About the Swallow bird in Colorado

Animal Horns vs Antlers: Why They Are Not The Same

The Pika: Princes of the Mountain

Pollination: Teamwork at its finest

Ancient Trees: The Bristlecone Pine

Scatological Specimens: How to Identify Types of Animal Scat

Beautiful and Blue: The Colorado State Flower, The Columbine

Milkweed for the Mountains and Monarch Butterflies

Symbiosis in Action

In Light of the Summer Solstice

Nice Marmot! Yellow Bellied Marmot in Colorado

Eagle Valley Summer Adventures: Fulford Cave

Avoiding the Spool System Swindle

New Symbol, Old Legacy: The American Bison

Little Brown Birds: Pine siskin, Dark-eyed Junco & the House Sparrow

A Rocky Mountain Love Story: Lichen!

Teamwork in Nature: Parasites

Mud on Everything: It Must be Spring

Go With the Flow: Choose Where to Recreate Based on the Conditions of the Trail

Stories in the Trees: Scars On Aspen Trees

Water We In For

Migration Madness: Swainson’s Hawk, Rufous Hummingbird, Warblers, Red-naped Sap Sucker

February doldrums bring March Gnar-Pow

Crazy Corvids

Douglas-Fir – A Case of Mistaken Identity

Living with Mountains Lions in Colorado

A Lifetime of Stories in the Snow

The Secretive Pine Marten: How to Spot One

Light, Energy, & Snow

Animal Tracks are Stories in the Snow

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