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

Jaymee Squires

Jaymee Squires
Graduate Programs Director. Jaymee heads up graduate studies at Walking Mountains, she is a whiz with edible plants and enjoys reading, hiking, camping, canoeing and being outside.

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Winter Surprise

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Nov 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM
I’ve found that it’s pretty hard to surprise a Coloradan with the weather. We have to expect just about anything out here, and that can include sunny, warm days in the middle of winter where you..
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Fireworks of a Different Kind

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jul 1, 2019 8:30:00 AM
As we prepare to watch manmade fireworks light up the skies in the upcoming nights, there’s another fireworks show coming up that we might not be thinking about. And today, June 30, happens to be..
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Colorful Eggs – But not for Easter!

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Apr 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Sometimes, everything seems to align. Consider this season, spring, and all of the new life and rebirth that we see around us alongside the holidays of the season, Easter and Passover. Both..
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Climate and Citizen Scientists

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Apr 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM
“Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” – Mark Twain Mark Twain, revered as a literary giant, is attributed with several quotes about the weather, despite the fact that his writings..
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Breathe Deep

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Mar 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Welcome sulphur dioxide,Hello carbon monoxide,The air, the air is everywhereBreathe deep, while you sleep, breathe deep.– Lyrics from Air from the musical Hair
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Fun with Foxes on Valentine’s Day

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Feb 10, 2019 10:00:00 AM
I want to take you homeI won’t do you no harm, noYou’ve got to be all mine, all mineOoh, foxy lady – Jimi Hendrix
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Humans Aren't the Only Evacuees During Wildfires

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jul 30, 2018 3:12:48 AM
Remember Bambi? Most of the movie included picturesque forest scenes of flowers and friendly skunks, but towards the end, there was that chaotic scene where fire spreads through the forest and the..
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Signs of Spring in Colorado

Posted by Jaymee Squires on May 7, 2018 3:15:47 AM
Can you hear the trumpets blaring? Can you see the flags unfurling? No? That’s because as springtime begins its march across the landscape, its first signs are subtle, like the colorless catkin..
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Once in a Blue Moon

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Mar 26, 2018 3:16:37 AM
Once in a blue moon, it’s important to try something new. And if you’ve never gone for a walk in the woods during the full moon, you must try it. There’s something so serene and peaceful about the..
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Bird Nests

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Mar 19, 2018 3:03:36 AM
There’s an old folktale I remember from my childhood, about the magpie building its nest. According to the story, the magpie was the only bird at the time who knew how to build a nest. The..
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Beware the Horde of Hamsters!

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Feb 26, 2018 2:59:08 AM
A herd of deer looked out over a gaggle of geese, as a murder of crows watched from the treetops. Some of these terms for animal groups may be familiar, while others may not, but beyond these..
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The Quiet of Winter

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Feb 12, 2018 1:53:12 AM
The silence of winter isn’t like the silence of any other season. In fact, winter is noisier than other seasons in some ways, as our snowshoes crunch through layers of crusty snow, or our skis..
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