Cottonwood tree

A cottonwood tree blooms at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A mature Great Horned Owl owlet relaxes in one of the many Cottonwood trees that grow around the edges of Calkins Pond at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
Closeup picture of the bark on a Cottonwood tree at the Jim Hamm Nature Area.
A mature Great Horned Owl owlet relaxes in one of the many Cottonwood trees that grow around the edges of Calkins Pond at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.
A yellow Cottonwood leaf rests in the native grasses at the Jim Hamm Nature Area in Longmont, CO.