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    Beyul Mushroom Retreat


    3 nights, 4 days of Mushroom Foraging in pristine Colorado high-alpine wilderness with Hamilton Pevec, Mateo Rader, and Trent and Kristen Blizzard

    32 acres of private onsite land foraging at Beyul – Mycologists, ID experts, Researchers, Authors and Contemporary Thinkers

    This upcoming mushroom retreat will be an incredible delight to…

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    Know Your Trees | Tree Identification Walk


    Firs and spruces, aspens and cottonwoods… how many trees do you know? Come explore the ACES backyard with us and discover up to a dozen species of conifers and deciduous trees. And let’s not forget about the great variety of tall shrubs that are all around us!

    Join the Naturalist…

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    Daily Aspen Mountain Walk


    Aspen Mountain Walk is offered daily on the hour from 11am – 3pm from Saturday, June 17, 2023 – Monday, September 4, 2023.
    Explore the top of Aspen Mountain’s Richmond Ridge on a guided tour with an ACES Naturalist. Wildflowers, wildlife, and mining history are just a few of…

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    Daily Snowmass Wildflower Walk


    Snowmass Wildflower Walk is offered daily at 10am from Saturday, June 17, 2023 – Monday, September 4, 2023.
    Explore the gentle, kid-friendly Snowmass Nature Trail on a free guided tour with an ACES Naturalist. Learn about local ecology and an incredible diversity of wildflowers as the tour winds in…

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    Daily Maroon Bells Maroon Lake Walk


    Maroon Bells Maroon Lake Walk is offered daily at 10:15am and 1:15pm from Saturday, June 17, 2023 – Monday, September 4, 2023.
    This short guided tour meanders along the shore of Maroon Lake with breathtaking views of the Maroon Bells and surrounding mountains. ACES Naturalists will share information about…

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    Daily Birds of Prey Demonstration


    Join ACES Naturalists for a Bird of Prey program, offered Monday – Saturday at 4pm.
    This program will focus on educating around ACES’ resident birds of prey and our new training protocols. Flight demonstrations and/or feedings will be included in this program. Learn all about the important role raptors…

  • Locations: News Published

    Crystal River Restoration Project hits another snag

    For years, the Crystal River Restoration Project (CRRP) has been a topic of conversation. In 2016, a section of the river south of Crystal Bridge Drive in Carbondale was identified by the Roaring Fork Conservancy as “unsustainably impaired” due to its wide and shallow channel, which can trap fish in… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, News Published

    Reveling in our dark night sky

    By Martha Ferguson
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Editor’s note: Governor Jared Polis signed a proclamation establishing June 2023 as “Dark Sky Month” in Colorado in recognition of the growing problem of light pollution. Appropriately, the Snowmass Capitol Creek Caucus is pushing for darker skies and designation within theread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Branching Out: Choosing change and complexity

    Most of us can look back on life and think, “Yeah, that moment changed me forever.” I’m grateful for those moments, because they reconnected me to the natural world. I say “re” because we’re born connected but capitalism breeds it out. It’s a choice to find our way back.

    When… read more →

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    Spring Awakening Women's Gathering


    You are invited to join us in community for an immersive experience to celebrate spring, connect with the elements of earth and water and plant your seeds of intention that you will tend to throughout this season surrounded by the beauty of Veltus Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.