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Butterfly Discovery at Sand Creek Massacre NHS

Butterfly Discovery at Sand Creek Massacre NHS

This regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia) marks yet another unique visitor to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The National Park Service noted its outstanding colors and photographed it in Colorado’s Kiowa County for the first time. Unfortunately, regal fritillaries continue to decline in number and area. As in the picture, milkweed can draw this species […]

Companies Partner with States to Conserve Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat

Companies Partner with States to Conserve Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat

CHEYENNE — Five oil and gas companies are voluntarily enrolling nearly 1.5 million acres of land under an innovative plan to conserve the lesser prairie-chicken. This represents the first enrollment in the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan, developed by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) and state wildlife agencies in Colorado, Kansas, […]

Doctoring Colorado's Wildlife

Doctoring Colorado’s Wildlife

SPRINGFIELD, Colo. – As the population in Colorado increases, the number of injured and orphaned animals discovered by people each year has been climbing. When people become sick or injured, they can go to the doctor for treatment. Where do the animals go for treatment? “Wildlife rehabilitation” is the process of providing expert care to […]