What a summer it has been! Renovation at Buffalo Peaks Ranch continues while a full slate of workshops and field classes are underway. Astronomy authors Jeff Kanipe and Alexandra Witze led off on July 9th with the ranch’s first Star Night. A terrific crowd came out and enjoyed glimpses of far away planets and galaxies, starting with our age old companion:
After a very successful, cloud-free Star Night, we decided to stick closer to home. Colorado State University’s Denise Culver led us on a tour of Buffalo Peaks Ranch’s wetland plants. The absolute highlight was a thorough exploration of the ranch’s 4-acre fen — home to many globally rare plants.
In August we were thrilled to have former Colorado State Geologist Vince Matthews return for his second Field Geology tour of South Park.
And just this last weekend, artist Sherrie York returned to lead a Nature Journaling class across the ranch:
Starting off with several loosening-up exercises:
We love having classes and workshops at the ranch, even before we can turn on water or power to the old buildings and barns!
There’s such a joy in learning. Sometimes the only reaction is awe:
September is just around the corner, and so are two terrific Poetry Workshops that we’ve been waiting for all summer long.
Yes, it’s been a great summer, and we’re already planning for more workshops and field classes for next year!