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Alpine Wildflowers Abound at Mount Evans, CO.

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Alpine Wildflowers Abound at Mount Evans, CO.

Even though wildflowers are blooming about 2 weeks late in the high country of Colorado this year, it appears it’s going to be a great season for viewing the beauties. Recently Bernie and I went to Mount Evans and started our visit at the Dos Chapel Nature Center, that has an alpine flower garden built around it. We were amazed at the number of wildflowers beginning to bloom there. We met a volunteer who enthusiastically pointed out the Goldflower, Sky Pilot, Alpine Avens, Alpine Phlox and Snowball Saxifrage. We showed her our book, Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide that included...

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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers are Blooming early in Colorado’s Wildflower Capital, Crested Butte as the Wildflower Festival Time Approaches.

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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers are Blooming early in Colorado’s Wildflower Capital, Crested Butte as the Wildflower Festival Time Approaches.

Colorado’s wildflower season is starting early this year and there is no better place to see wildflowers than Crested Butte, the wildflower capital of Colorado.  

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A Look Back at Some Late-Blooming Wildflowers in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

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A Look Back at Some Late-Blooming Wildflowers in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

Here are some late-blooming flowers of the Gentian Family. Gentians usually have distinctive bell-shaped or tubular flowers in four or five parts. Most of the plants have leaves that grow opposite on the stem. There are 87 genera and over 1,600 species of Gentian Worldwide and 13 genera native to North America. 

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The Christmas Season is Soon Approaching!

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The Christmas Season is Soon Approaching!

High Country Artworks has updated its website and added new products just in time for the holiday season. Browse through the site that is now easier to navigate on all devices. See the cutting boards, books, and check out the new best-selling 2018 Wildflowers of the American West Calendar specially priced at 2 for $20.

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Crested Butte Wildflower Festival Spotlights the Town's Colorful and Abundant Wildflowers.

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One of the best places to see and to learn about wildflowers is at Crested Butte, known as the wildflower capital of Colorado. A great time to visit is during the Wildflower Festival that takes place this year from July 7-16 with additional events continuing through August. Since 1986, the town has hosted a wildflower festival. This year’s festival offers over 200 events from hikes and walks, art workshops, photography classes, jeep tours, botany & conservation/medicals, and more. Even if you don’t attend scheduled events that are well worth the price, you can travel the back roads on your own...

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