Mission Statement

The Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists is an open and diverse group of artists, collectors and admirers who share a love for the practice and perpetuation of botanical art and illustration with a fond focus on plants in the Rocky Mountain Region.
We encourage and participate in educational outreach, juried and non-juried exhibits, lectures, workshops and regular chapter meetings. The RMSBA is proud to be the very first chapter affiliation of the international organization, the American Society of Botanical Artists.

Monday, June 16, 2014

July Member Meeting is a Special Tour of the Plains Conservation Center Short-grass Prairie

All images courtesy of the Plains Conservation Center:

Short-grass prairie at the Plains Conservation Center
Hi Everyone!

Come and explore the 8,000 acre short-grass prairie natural area with the Center Naturalists. We will explore the prairie, watch the skies for raptors, visit the bison herd, and there will be time for some sketching along the way. We'll meet at the Center in time to depart at 8 AM on the tour buses.  The Plains Conservation Center will provide transportation to West Bijou (45 minute ride) and lunch is included.
For lunch, there will be two different types of bread, meats (ham, turkey, roast beef), cheeses, lettuce, mayo, mustard - for making sandwiches, fresh fruit (depends a bit on what is available & what looks good); potato or macaroni salad & dessert (usually brownies). All you have to bring is a water bottle, sunscreen, close-toed shoes and dress for the ever-changing Colorado weather.

We will leave the Plains Conservation Center at 8 AM returning to the center at approximately 3 PM. Cost is $30 which includes lunch and transportation to West Bijou. We will be driven in 2 vans, with the total number of passengers limited to 14.

So, if you are interested in going and would like to reserve a spot on one of the buses please email me by July 14th. This will be an invaluable experience to see this unique ecological area and gain information about the plants and animals in this area from the Plains Center Naturalists who will be guiding the tour.

Don't drag your feet! Send me an EMAIL to reserve your seat and for more information!

Have a wonderful Colorado day,
Carol Ferguson

Making hay while the sun shines

Ferruginous Hawk
Raptor rising on the thermals over the plains. You'll see lots of these!

A ram of many horns, one of the residents at the Center, with a magnificent woolly coat

Historic housing and at moonrise

Mother and Calf
Spring calf and shaggy mama, one of many such pairs in this season
For more information about the Center, click HERE.

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