Photography by J.D. Magers

No Snow This Time

Added on by J.D. Magers.

On Saturday, my lovely wife informed me that since the prior weekend was so crappy with the snow, and Sunday was supposed to be 70 degrees, that she was kicking me out of the house.  She told me to go back to the Arsenal.  You don't have to tell me twice.

Rocky Mountain Arsenal is home to around 60 Bison.  I'd been there a handful of times previously without ever having seen one.  Well, I learned today that they are behind a fence on the Northern side of the refuge.  I didn't know there are two distinct sides to the area.  I guess that makes sense given that the area is right by Dick Sporting Goods Park.  Wouldn't want a 2000 lb wild bison interrupting a Rapids game.  I found the enclosure by turning right instead of left at a stop sign.  Lucky me.

Back to the photograph, I love the contrast here between the natural world and the industrial one.  It's nice that we are able to enjoy these areas so close to the city.  Hopefully people will continue to realize the importance of the refuge areas and get away from the city.  Even for a little bit.  We're supposed to go outside.  We just need to do more of it.

More later...

 

An American Bison rests at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge with Commerce City, Colorado in the background.

An American Bison rests at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge with Commerce City, Colorado in the background.