Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)

Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)

This is considered an introduced weed and can thrive near roadsides and in disturbed soil.  Gardeners in the high country will recognize this herb and hopefully after reading this will consider it another food, medicine, and fiber dye to harvest while pulling weeds. ...
Willow (Salix spp.)

Willow (Salix spp.)

Willow is a challenging plant to taxonomically identify on the species level.  There is constant cross-breeding and nomenclature can be a challenge.  Most of the willow that we see in the high country is bushy in stature and usually nestled next to streams and bodies...
Nature Immersion

Nature Immersion

With the addition of our new Youth Groups Coordinator, Lori Whipple, Beaver Ponds has launched a unique, vanguard programming series called Nature Immersion at Beaver Ponds. This programming allows Beaver Ponds to truly take advantage of our experiential, outdoor...
Gentian (genus Gentiana)

Gentian (genus Gentiana)

This short little flower has some vibrant blue and purple hues.  It does well at a high elevation (i.e. 10,500 feet) and is a well-known gastrointestinal tonic.  When I think of an old school tonic for the gut I think of gentian (GI tonic) and scutellaria (a...