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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Orion the Hunter

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jan 29, 2018 2:06:55 AM
Winter nights can seem long and dark, and it always brightens things a little to see the familiar constellation of Orion lighting up the winter sky. Many constellations can be hard to spot, but..
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Staying Warm

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jan 8, 2018 2:29:07 AM
According to the laws of physics, cold doesn’t exist. It’s simply the absence of heat. But that’s not entirely comforting to someone who is suffering from the cold. Humans have a fairly wide range..
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Natural Cycles for the New Year

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jan 1, 2018 2:16:43 AM
We think of New Year's Day as the start of something new. But in the grand scheme of things, the timing of the day is actually fairly arbitrary. Like most things, I found this out on Google,..
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The End is Nigh

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Aug 14, 2017 3:42:59 AM
I’m sorry. I hate to be the one to say it, but it’s almost here. The end of summer. I know because I saw football on TV last night. So I was going to write today to tell you about grebes (which..
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Resilience of Plants in Alpine Zones

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Aug 7, 2017 3:39:35 AM
The world of alpine plants encompasses many species and even more secrets to survival. Adapting to a world where extremes are the norm takes persistence and flexibility; but each summer, the..
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The Black-crowned Night-Heron in Colorado

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jul 24, 2017 3:59:56 AM
The community is bustling as herons, egrets, and ibises come and go from the large cottonwood tree. While most birds nest in mated pairs, a few nest communally, sharing the warmth and protection..
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Curious Nature: A Different Kind of Freedom

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jul 3, 2017 2:04:26 AM
A few years ago, I wrote my July 4th column on the importance of wild country in the ideals of freedom and independence. And today, these ideals seem even more important, and the presence of wild..
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Spotting Yellow Warblers

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jun 26, 2017 2:41:13 AM
Birdwatching isn’t always easy. Birds don’t sit still for long, and they certainly don’t come close and spin around so we can see all their markings. And when you start looking up little yellow..
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Mysteries of Nature: Delayed Implantation

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jun 12, 2017 3:01:38 AM
The mysteries of nature are numerous and vast, encompassing questions large and small and constantly teasing us to unravel their riddles. One of these mysteries involves the phenomenon of delayed..
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Take Care With Landscape in the Spring

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jun 5, 2017 2:30:26 AM
The rhythms of nature beat day and night, creating the cadences that form the soundtrack of our lives. Each season has its own measured tempo, the summer’s frenzied explosion of color and green..
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Spruce Beetles

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Apr 10, 2017 9:13:11 AM
Trees make our world beautiful. We don’t think about it often, but especially here in the Colorado High Country, trees make our landscape lush, green, vibrant, and alive. They provide shade from..
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Obey the Signs: Stay off Closed Trails in Spring for Wildlife's Sake

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Mar 27, 2017 2:25:21 AM
There may be no more exciting and gut-wrenching time of life than the birth of a child. Consider the preparation, the planning, and the sleepless nights that any expectant parent might go through..
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