Aspen chefs share their recipes, plus a local bioblitz and the awesome power of deep snow.
What better time than now to realize that you need venture only as far as Aspen’s Hallam Lake Nature Preserve to see 422 species of birds, bugs, mammals, and plants? “We have amazing wildlife if you’re willing to look,” says Chris Lane, CEO of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), which is based at the 25-acre preserve. “You don’t have to go to the Serengeti or to Asia.”
Discover 81 of those species up close in this new book of photographs and essays from ACES that catalogs Hallam Lake’s flora and fauna. That cataloging resulted from a three-day “bioblitz”—a project to document as many species as possible in a specific amount of time—with scientists from the Colorado Natural Heritage Program.