Spring in the Rocky Mountains is an amazing time of year. I always feel so lucky to witness it and here are the things I most love about it. Continue reading
There are only 26 different species of hummingbirds that visit and 17 that breed in the USA. Here are the 4 common hummingbirds that you may encounter when exploring the Rocky Mountains with your family. Continue reading
Do you know which are the most dangerous animals in the Rocky Mountains? There are a lot of different animals in the Rocky Mountains, some of which are more dangerous than others. Continue reading
There are hundreds of different kinds of wildflowers in the Rocky Mountains. This includes many common wildflowers such as Lupine and Columbine. Different kinds of wildflowers grow at different elevations and aspects, similar to how different trees grow better and dominate at different elevations. Continue reading
In general the forest of the Rocky Mountains has different kinds of trees that are dominant at different elevations. These dominant trees make up different forest zones in the Rocky Mountains. Continue reading
Here are some free coloring pages that you can print. These are free printable coloring pages! Jake has explored the Rocky Mountains a lot, now this is your chance to color in some different landscapes in the Rocky Mountains with Jake! Continue reading
Amphibians live all over the world. Most live in warm, moist habitats near ponds and streams, but some live in grasslands or deserts. There are nearly 4,000 kinds of amphibians in the world, with about 15 in the Rocky Mountains. Continue reading
Anyone that has spent time in or around the Rocky Mountains has probably seen fish in the streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds. Some of you have probably even tried fishing for them at some point. Well, a lot of those fish are trout.
Fishermen love trout because they are challenging to catch and they put up a good fight if you actually have one on the line.
But, did you know that a lot of those trout in the water in the Rockies are not actually from the Rockies? There are many different kinds of trout that live in the Rockies and most of them were originally put there by people. Continue reading
Fish live throughout the world in salt water oceans and fresh water lakes, and rivers. It is estimated that there are about 30,000 different kinds of fish in the world. The rivers and lakes of the Rocky Mountains provide home to many different kinds of fish, including several different types of trout. Some of those fish are native to the area, but others are invasive (meaning that at some point they were put there).
Here are some of the common fish in the Rocky Mountains: Continue reading