The Aquilegia Is Many Things!

The Aquilegia Is Many Things!

It’s a native wildflower! It’s a magazine! It’s a logo! It’s Aquilegia coerulea! This glamorous native plant is in bloom right now, perfect timing for our announcement that back issues our Society’s magazine of the same name can be can...
Bearberry

Bearberry

The urn-shaped blossoms of Bearberry. Worth getting down on your knees for! Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, commonly known as  Bearberry is blooming now. You have to be on the lookout for these little treasures, because they’re not only tiny but often partially hidden...
A Native Dandelion

A Native Dandelion

Nothocalais cuspidata, native to Colorado and appearing at the right time for our native pollinators. That’s right! This is a native dandelion, not a European import. Nothocalais cuspidata has many common names associated with it:  Wavyeaf dandelion, Sharp...
Early Purple Milkvetch

Early Purple Milkvetch

#WildflowerWednesdayExecutive Director Maggie Gladdis says: Early Purple Milkvetch (Astragalus shortianus) are some of the first flowers to emerge. Although I am eager to see some flowers, I am loving this spring snow! We need it! So stay sleeping Astragalus and we...
The UN Decade of Restoration – Are You Helping?

The UN Decade of Restoration – Are You Helping?

 A multitude of insects will be feeding on this native plant, Yucca glauca, in spring, just in time for the Western Meadowlark to feed them to its nest of chicks. The majority of songbird babies must have a high-protein, easily eaten, and digestible diet of insects. ...