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Near Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

A Plentiful Harvest

 
 
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By Charles T. Harrell, July 1, 2011
1. A Plentiful Harvest Marker
Inscription. The abundant seeds of piñon and juniper trees draw wildlife to this ecosystem like a magnet. Chipmunks, foxes, piñon mice and squirrels munch the blue or copper-colored juniper berries. The berries last through the winter. They provide food for hungry robins, waxwings and Townsend’s solitares. Scrub Jays and Clark’s nucrackers collect the large piñon nuts and store, or caches, them for winter use. Piñon jays can transport up to 60 seeds at one time in their throats! Humans also enjoy piñon seeds. The Ute Indians have gathered the tasty pine nuts for thousands of years. Today, many people enjoy the nuts in pesto sauce.
 
Location. 38° 51.896′ N, 104° 53.842′ W. Marker is near Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is on Garden Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Garden of the Gods Park. Marker is in this post office area: Manitou Springs CO 80829, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Amazing Balanced Rock (here, next to this marker); Goerke & Son Photography (here, next to this marker); Indian Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wheeler Town Clock (approx.
A Plentiful Harvest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 1, 2011
2. A Plentiful Harvest Marker
1.1 miles away); Welcome to Garden of the Gods Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ute Pass (approx. 1.6 miles away); Garden of the Gods Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bloomer Girl; A Colorado Trailblazer (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colorado Springs.
 
Categories. AnimalsHorticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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