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Scroll through the images below to see more of the fascinating science projects we are conducting at the Fort Collins Science Center. These are just a handful of the many amazing shots by FORT scientists and support staff that you will find on our website.

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A laterl photo of a Protochauliodes from the AXL lab at the Fort Collins Science Center
August 1, 2016

A laterl photo of a Protochauliodes from the AXL lab

A laterl photo of a Protochauliodes from the AXL lab at the Fort Collins Science Center.

A dorsal photo of an aeshna from the AXL lab at the Fort Collins Science Center
August 1, 2016

A dorsal photo of an aeshna from the AXL lab at FORT

A dorsal photo of an aeshna from the AXL lab at the Fort Collins Science Center. 

Scientists work on insect traps in the Prairie Pothole region of North Dakota.
July 11, 2016

Scientists work on insect traps in the Prairie Pothole region

Scientists work on insect traps in the Prairie Pothole region of North Dakota. This work was done in the wetlands in Southeast/Central ND - Stutsman and Kidder counties, ND in grassland and on farms. 

Insect traps in a wetland in North Dakota's Prairie Pothole region.
July 11, 2016

Insect traps in a prairie pothole wetland

Insect traps in a wetland in North Dakota's Prairie Pothole region. The wetlands studied are in Southeast/Central ND - Stutsman and Kidder counties, ND in grassland and on farms. 

Scientists tend to insect traps in the wetlands of the Prairie Pothole region on North Dakota.
July 11, 2016

Scientists tend to insect traps

Scientists tend to insect traps in the wetlands of the Prairie Pothole region on North Dakota. They are all wetlands in Southeast/Central ND - Stutsman and Kidder counties, ND in grassland and on farms. 

Two field technicians use chainsaws to sample fire scarred stump
June 13, 2016

Two field technicians use chainsaws to sample fire scarred stump

2016 Interns Rachel and Pat use a chainsaw to sample the fire history from a ponderosa pine stump. This is one of over 300 samples they will collect this year in an effort to create a reconstruction of the fire history of the Jemez Mountains.

Scientist laying cable in a field
June 1, 2016

Laying Ground Cable to Measure Permafrost

USGS scientist Burke Minsley and project partners from the U. Alaska Fairbanks lay ground cable to measure permafrost depth at Nome Creek site north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Old-growth ponderosa pine in the Monument Canyon Research Natural Area, NM.
December 31, 2015

Old-growth ponderosa pine in the Monument Canyon Research Natural Area

Old-growth ponderosa pine in the Monument Canyon Research Natural Area, New Mexico.

A Fire burns along the ground in a ponderosa pine forest in New Mexico
October 27, 2015

A fire burns along the ground in a ponderosa pine forest, New Mexico

Prescribed fires, such as this one, are used by land managers to restore ponderosa pine forests to more resilient conditions. We are fortunate to be able to occasionally participate in such burns because we are co-located with land managers.

Craig D. Allen with NPR iconic science reporter Chris Joyce.
August 10, 2015

Craig D. Allen with NPR iconic science reporter Chris Joyce.

Craig D. Allen with NPR iconic science reporter Chris Joyce, doing an interview for a radio show on NPR.

Stagecoach Lake, Steamboat, Colorado
July 31, 2015

Stagecoach Lake, Steamboat, Colorado

Sunset at Stagecoach Lake, Steamboat, Colorado

Cloudscape in a BLM wilderness study area.
June 15, 2015

Cloudscape in a BLM wilderness study area.

Cloudscape in a BLM wilderness study area. Photo courtesy of BLM.