How do Plants Survive the Winter?

All forms of life do something in order to survive winter in the Rocky Mountains – many animals choose to migrate, hibernate, or adapt.  Trees can’t migrate, so they drop all their leaves and go dormant, which is similar to hibernating.

But, what about all the other plants that are in the landscape – mainly what happens to those beautiful meadows of wildflowers? Continue reading

Spring and Early Summer Flowers

Early summer is a fantastic time of year to get outside and go for a walk with your kids and explore the Rocky Mountains.  The mountains, which have been covered with snow for months, are now covered with green and wildflowers are starting to  bloom.  At this time of year there may still be snow at the higher elevations or in patches on the shady north facing slopes of mountains.   Continue reading