This Winter, Be Safe and Smart with Artificial Light at Night

By Deborah Price and Aaron Watson, IDA Colorado, 11/20/2022. A lot of darkness in the winter means we depend more on good night vision when outside enjoying a twilight snowshoe tour or skiing down a cross-country trail. It may seem that a bright headlight is the best option for this, but that bright light may …

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Dark Sky Month June 2021

Governor Jared Polis declared June 2021 as “Dark Sky Month” in Colorado. “With the State’s ever-growing population, the commitment to protecting and preserving our natural nights and landscapes from excessive light pollution and trespass is as important now as ever. A special thanks to Governor Polis and his staff for their efforts in helping to …

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Bird Migration Update (April 2021)

Spring bird migration season is here!  In Colorado the peak of spring migration is in early May.  Studies show that huge numbers of birds fly on just a few nights.  Colorado State University’s bird migration forecast can predict migration activity levels one, two, or three days in advance.  Watch for alerts at https://aeroecolab.com/colorado, and see …

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