Local Field Guide

Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart is a field guide to plants, birds, and mammals of Snowmass / Aspen and the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

This unique, all-in-one guidebook by Janis Lindsey Huggins commissioned by the Town of Snowmass Village contains 670 beautiful color photos and covers 423 plants, 112 birds, and 49 mammals of the wilderness areas in Central Colorado surrounding Snowmass Village and Aspen. It was awarded Colorado's 2005 Non-fiction Book of the Year.

The content includes edible, medicinal, wildlife and gardening uses of plants, identification and conservation status of birds and animals, tracking notes, and the ecology of various local life zones.

Snowmass Village Wild at Heart A Natural History Guide by Janis Lindsey

Wild at Heart is available at local bookstores, and in Snowmass Village at Sundance Liquor and Gifts.

Pocket Guides Available

Wild at Heart pocket guides detailing the types of flora and fauna hikers are likely to see on popular local trails are available at the following locations:

  • Snowmass Village Police Department, first floor, Snowmass Village Town Hall
  • The Ice Age Discovery Center, Snowmass Village Mall
  • Snowmass Village Welcome and Transit Center, Town Park Station on Brush Creek Road