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  • What a nice bell you have

    By Christie Greene

    What’s up with that baggy skin hanging under the chin of a moose? Is it fat, maybe from eating a few too many twigs? Maybe it’s attractive to other moose. Biologists are unsure what the purpose of the bell really is, but there are many hypotheses about why the moose grows one.

    The females may judge the size of the bell, as they do the size of antlers, to determine the bull’s fitness as a mate. Perhaps it is part of the male’s mating ritual of spraying urine, which splashes onto the bell.

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    Christie Greene

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  • Hummingbirds go into torpor at...

    When folks come to Colorado and see the first hummingbirds arrive in mid-April, they are likely to mistake them for the well-known ruby-throated hummingbird. While they greatly resemble each other, there are noticeable differences between our spritely local species — the broad-tailed hummingbird — and the ruby-throated.

  • SHARE with your wild neighbors

    She was lying in a shallow ditch, very still, when our dogs spotted her. They sniffed her curiously, and before we could react, one dog gave her a quick lick on the nose before we shooed them away.
    I very slowly approached the tiny elk calf, at first concerned about her condition. Was she hurt? Should I call Parks and Wildlife for help? I agonized that she may even be dead. She was so utterly still. Her body lay in a shallow ditch, her head resting quietly on the path.

  • Hendrix finishes prep career at...

    Evergreen senior Seth Hendrix finished his prep career on Saturday at the class 4A state swim meet in Colorado Springs.
    Hendrix had a succeessful day on Friday during preliminary races. He finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle, first in the 100-yard freestyle, and led Evergreen to a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relays.
    On Saturday, Hendrix opened with a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 1 minute, 39 seconds. Hendrix finished just three seconds behind the champion from Thompson Valley.

  • Conifer falls in semifinals

    LAFAYETTE — As his athletes got off the bus on May 17, Conifer head coach Paul Taylor became emotional and for a good reason.
    His Lobos had just been eliminated in the 4A state boys’ lacrosse state semifinals with a 17-4 loss against top-seeded Dawson. One-by-one, his seniors walked over and embraced in a hug along with words of encouragement.
    “This is the last time I’ll see some of these guys,” Taylor explained. “We’ve already had our banquet, and man, this is a special group.”

  • Evergreen reaches title game for...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Rocket shots from Evergreen’s Elise Adreon and Sofia Weiner in the first half May 20 were enough to send the Cougars to their first girls soccer state championship game in 20 years.
    No. 7 Evergreen took a 2-1 victory over No. 6 Windsor at Shea Stadium in the second 4A girls soccer state semifinal. The Cougars (12-6 record) now face rival D’Evelyn in the championship game at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.