Shelley Schlender is a freelance radio journalist whose features have aired nationally on Living on Earth, Making Contact, Free Speech Radio News, and Sprouts. Her radio features have aired internationally on The Voice of America. She produces Nature Almanac every month on KGNU and is one of the producers of the KGNU science show How on Earth.
Colorado native Easter Daisies bloom among the 60 million-year-old shale rock formations of Boulder’s Six Mile Fold.
Bears are fattening up for their winter hibernation. Boulder naturalist Ruth Carol Cushman ventures into Bear Canyon, on the lookout for signs of bears.
Chokecherries are ripening on Colorado slopes from August through September. Their deep purple color at this time of year contrasts with the bright red of early spring.