Thursday, August 18, 2016

Colorado: Boulder: Prairie Dog Town



Prairie dog town, outside Celestial Seasonings. Boulder, Colorado. May 2016.


Outside the Celestial Seasonings plant near Boulder is a prairie dog town.



Prairie dog town, outside Celestial Seasonings. Boulder, Colorado. May 2016.



Prairie dogs are, of course, our domestic version of those telenovela characters of the animal kingdom, meerkats.

A little movie here:




There is past melodrama aplenty between these prairie dogs and Celestial Seasonings.

In 1999, someone discovered that the company was poisoning the prairie dog community under the cover of night: 


Prairie dog town, outside Celestial Seasonings. Boulder, Colorado. May 2016.



The company handled the resulting outrage gracefully, ceding the land to the prairie dogs.

Boulder County has a prairie dog management program that strives to preserve the native black-tailed prairie dog population while acknowledging the demands of agricultural and business land use.



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