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Speaker Series, 2023

The Glacier View Meadows Ecology Team announces its Speaker Series for the 2023 season, and it’s got something for everyone.

Second Tuesdays of each month, April through October

Glacier View Meadows Community Room at Gate 8

7:00 to 8:00+ pm

April 11: The Trails of Larimer County

May 9: Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed–after the Cameron Peak Fire.

June 13: Weed and Cheatgrass Identification and Management.

Saturday, June 17: Weed Management Field Day.

July 11: Neighborhood Wildlife.

August 8: Well Water Quality.

September 16: Red Feather Water–Past, Present, and Future.

October 10: Animal Behavior.

Details? Take a look at full descriptions at!

GVM on YouTube

Visitors to the GVM Ecology website are greeted on our Home Page with a video of our mountain neighborhood. Inheriting the opportunity to serve as the Webmaster has been an invitation for me to explore more deeply all the stories that have been shared over the years.

What I’ve discovered is a treasure trove of past videos, including views of our area and recordings of presentations over the years from our Speaker Series.

Want to hear the presentation about bird life in our neighborhood? Check it out!

Wondering what our weed management program is, and why it’s so important? Here’s Casey Cisneros, from Larimer County Department of Natural Resources.

You can explore the trail system near Glacier View Meadows, too.

While we’re enjoying the darker days and evenings of late spring, it’s a great time to explore the area from the comfort of your fireside.

The Blog is Back.

A Blog is a series of stories and pictures that are regularly added to with new items. Think of a personal journal, where you periodically jot down or make notes to a book that continues to grow.

A website contains information that only occasionally changes, but only with changing conditions, purposes, readership. Mostly, a website is like a place a reader turns to for information about a person, a place, or a service. began its life as a blog. Quite a few people contributed to it on an ongoing basis, some regularly, some occasionally. We look back through the records and find active conversations between members of the community.

Somewhere along the line what began as a blog for GVM Ecology was converted to a static website, maintained by a single editor who wrote content that remained in place. Year after year.

The blog definition disappeared in the ethers.

Inheriting the responsibilities of Volunteer Webmaster for the Ecology Team, the present editor uncovered the files for the past blog entries, now hidden from view. Examining them, I saw the most recent blog post was in 2017.It’s not that the Ecology Team hasn’t existed since then. It’s a reflection of what happens with web maintenance in a volunteer organization with evolving membership.

Useful as a website is, we also need a place to keep up with all we’re doing as an Ecology Team.

So now we have both–a website, and a blog.

Dryspike Sedge is Fruiting Now

Dryspike Sedge
Dryspike Sedge

05/24/2010 Jim E. emailed this information on Dryspike Sedge (Carex foenea): “It IS “an early fruiting species, but not what I thought.  I saw it today on the trail of the USFS’ meadow inholding near here.  Rather short with a tight spike on a single culm.  The genus Carex is extremely difficult to key out (at least for me), with many species here on the Eastern Slope.  A graduate student at CU/Boulder did his doctorate on these critters. You might pass this on to the few others for their take on this very common Carex adapted to dry conditions.”