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Audubon Rockies Newsletter | June 2021
The Wyoming BioBlitz logo on top of a photo of sunset over the Big Horn Mountains.
Wyoming BioBlitz 2021
Registration for Wyoming BioBlitz 2021 is now open! Wyoming BioBlitz is a free, one-of-a-kind opportunity for families, students, and all nature-lovers to learn about plants and wildlife and help scientists survey them. This year it will be held at The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming, on July 23-25. Discover a Wyoming gem, survey wildlife, and have a blast with your family and friends! Additionally, we have a virtual option the following weekend. Learn more and register
Photo: Tony Hochstetler
A Rufous Hummingbird perches on a branch.
For the Love of Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds are back and abuzz! Now is a great time to learn about our local species and how you can support them as a bird-friendly gardener. In our upcoming free webinar, author and photographer John Shewey will tell you how to do just that!
Rufous Hummingbird. Photo: John Shewey
A bumble bee on butterfly milkweed.
Tour Habitat Hero Gardens
With flowers blooming, now is a great time to get inspiration from Habitat Hero-certified gardens. If you live in northern Colorado, it’s now easier than ever to do so! Our new StoryMap and self-guided tour take you through 12 Habitat Hero demonstration gardens in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley. Find a garden near you and start exploring!  

Also, on August 10 and August 12 at 12 pm MST we will be highlighting these gardens in a webinar. Save the dates!
 
Bumble bee on butterfly milkweed in the Loveland Visitor Center Habitat Hero garden.
A Marsh Wren sings from a cattail.
Inspiration and Preservation in Pagosa Springs
In southwest Colorado, a community organization is using outreach, advocacy, and monitoring to conserve a unique and important wetland. Learn what they’ve accomplished and take inspiration from their creative efforts in our new guest article.
Marsh Wren. Photo: Ramkumar Subramanian/Audubon Photography Awards
Good News
A Greater Sage-Grouse performs a courtship display.
Sage-Grouse Plans to Be Restored
Last month, the Bureau of Land Management announced that it will begin to restore the landmark 2015 land management plans designed to support a healthy sagebrush ecosystem. This is an extremely important step for sage-grouse conservation! Thank you to everyone who spoke up for sage-grouse in the last several years. Learn more
Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
A Snowy Plover stands on a sandy flat.
Year of the Shorebird at Great Salt Lake
2021 is officially the Year of the Shorebird in Utah and the Year of the WHSRN site at Great Salt Lake! Last month’s declaration from Governor Cox recognizes the tremendous importance of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem for millions of birds. Learn more
Snowy Plover. Photo: Max Malmquist/Audubon
An illustration of a black fist holding binoculars.
Black Birders Week 2021
This week is Black Birders Week 2021! The event is organized by The Black AF in STEM Collective to celebrate Black STEM unity and the experiences of Black individuals in the birding world. While not an official organizer, Audubon is proud to be a partner. We encourage Audubon members to support their work, elevate Black voices shared via the hashtag #BlackBirdersWeek2021, and check out the official details at
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