A romantic interlude captured near Colorado's newest National Wildlife Refuge ( http://www.fws.gov/rockyflats/ ) , the former Cold War nuke factory Rocky Flats ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Flats ) . I've been fairly involved in trying to help plan the area in terms of conservation issues. One of the neatest things in the area is the xeric tallgrass prairie ( http://www.rfets.gov/eddie/ecology/ecologyprogram/Prairie/Main.asp ) , one of the rarest natural community types in the US, and here in Colorado a relic of the last ice age.
This reached #12 on Explore Friday, September 1, 2006
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