I lived in Boulder county for a decade and never saw a single snake of any kind. While visiting recently on hike out of the NCAR parking lot in Boulder we saw 4 of them along the trail within the first mile.
Little goslings on a wet spring day...
Very large snapping turtle seen on Goose Creek bike path near 55th street in Boulder, CO. Amazing!
Little baby snapping turtle at Twin Lakes in Gunbarrel.
My partner and I were at the base of "Cozyhang" on The Dome in Boulder Canyon. It was dark and I saw orange eyes glowing in the light of my headlamp in a nearby tree. At first I thought it was a cat, but then it turned and revealed its long ringed tail. We watched it for about 10 minutes then it scurried from the tree and in and out of the rocks shortly before disappearing in the dark. I left convinced we had seen a Lemur until doing some research on line. What an amazing creature to see!
Two ringtails, peaking in and out from behind the rocks on the backside of the 1st flatiron
Animal had been watching me as I descended a gully in its general direction and caught its eyes in my light. It allowed me to approach and then observe it for approximately 20-30 minutes as it scurried in and out of cracks. Very curious and unafraid.
A tiny cup like fungi found in our vegetable garden.
A five or six inch tall flower growing along the Greenbelt Plateau trail in south Boulder.
Boulder Creek floodplain