Where in the World is Mancos, CO?

Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center is located in Mancos, Colorado. Mancos, CO?  Where in the world is Mancos, CO? We are seven yes seven, hours from Denver.  We are 4 ½ hours from Albuquerque, NM and Santa Fe, NM; 90 minutes from Telluride, CO; 45 minutes from the Four Corners Monument; 30 minutes from Durango, CO and 10 minutes from Mesa Verde

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Gone to the Bees – Crystal Hartman

It is spring here at Willowtail and no better time to shake out the dust and recommence our blog! Our first Artist in Resident (through our partnership with the Durango Arts Center and the DAC In-Residence Program) just completed her residency. If you received our newsletter you will know that Crystal Hartman’s proposal was to study pollination and pollinators – specifically bees. (If you

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Barbara Grist, Month Long Residency, January, 2014

The experience of being at Willowtail Springs is not easy to put into words, it is something you need to feel.  My month long artist residency at Willowtail is just what I needed to feed my artistic soul.  Time to be awakened each morning by the light coming into my bedroom window and then have the time to watch it’s rays fall on objects

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Spring in Progress

Spring is a busy time around WTS, and this year is no exception.

In a word (or two words actually), Tree Trimming, and we don’t mean the lights and tinsel kind. It has been quite a while since we’ve been able to devote this much attention to the forest but the results are clear to see

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Winter Nourishes, Promises of Spring

Another beautiful snowfall and the snow pack is up again. Water for Spring!!!!! Our daily walks with Beau and Bear feel like the transition from winter to spring. I keep looking at the bones of the garden and day dreaming. The team at WTSNPEC is busy setting up programs and people for spring, summer and fall.  We have many ideas which have been bubbling

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