Tarantula Migration

Every year in the late summer, early fall there is a migration of 8 to 10 year old brown back Oklahoma tarantulas looking for mates. The females are hunkered down in burrows on the plains. While they can live to 20 or more years of age their mates die soon after the mating. We “patrolled”Continue reading “Tarantula Migration”

Comanche Grasslands

Comanche National Grassland is a National Grassland located in southeastern Colorado, United States. It is the sister grassland of Cimarron National Grassland and contains both prairie grasslands and canyons. It is separated into two sections, each operated by a local ranger district, one of which is in Springfield and the other of which is inContinue reading “Comanche Grasslands”

Hugo, Colorado

Small town on the plains that is the Lincoln county seat. It’s one claim to fame is Hugo’s municipal public park (Hines Park) features a vintage swimming pool which was constructed as a Works Project Administration facility in the 1930s and is designated as a historic site by the National Register of Historic Places.  And who doesn’t likeContinue reading “Hugo, Colorado”