By Jeff Mitton Antlers or horns adorn many of the species emblematic of the West: bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mule deer, elk, moose and pronghorn. In general, antlers and horns serve similar functions: defense against predators, defense of mating territories or harems and to signal information about health to potential mates. But beyond these similarities […]
By Jeff Mitton The view is fantastic from the top of the dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park. From the east to the north, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains loom over the San Luis Valley. San Juan Mountains form the horizon in the southwest. Intricately sculptured, wind-carved dunes roll in all directions. But after […]
If pressed about the most beautiful of our native flowers, I could not name a single species, but I could come up with a short list and it would certainly include shooting star, Dodecatheon pulchellum.
Classrooms are obviously the heart of any university. The College of Arts and Sciences is partnering with other units on our campus to upgrade many of our classrooms, creating some of the world’s best places for teaching and learning.
Compounds that evolve to discourage insect herbivores have caused ranchers, farmers and beverage lovers have moved chicory from continental Europe throughout the world.
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