The history of the prairie over the long arc of time.
If you are ever lucky enough to spot a swift fox, don’t blink, as they will quickly vanish into the vast expanse of the prairie.
How to locate seven inch swift fox burrow entrances on an 89,000 acre ranch.
Hear an electric buzzing alien shriek on the summer prairie? That’s the mating call of a Colorado cicada, the cactus dodger.
From copper mallow and cutleaf evening primrose to moss campion and Western spiderwort, this summer’s prairie was awash in a kaleidoscope of blooms thanks to ample rains.
Livestock brandings have roots dating back to over 4,700 years ago but still remain relevant today. Learn its history and role at Ranchlands.
Weaving among the shrubs and cacti, I came upon a very strange structure, something I had not seen before. I wondered: what animal built this curious house?
Stays at Chico Basin Ranch are a full immersion into life on our 87,000 acre working cattle ranch. Here’s a […]
David Tønnessen has already made quite a name for himself in the Colorado birding community. He recorded the first sighting of a tropical king bird in the state of Colorado with his two younger brothers at the Chico Basin Ranch. Less than three months later, he recorded another first sighting.
Over the last few years, Chico Basin Ranch has partnered with the Mile High Bug Club (Pikes Peak Region chapter) to make a casual assessment of the diversity of insects, arachnids, and other invertebrates that live on the 87,000 acre property. The ongoing results point to a healthy, stable prairie ecosystem which is due in large part to the size of the ranch.