Category Archives: ecology

What’s Our IQ?

Intelligence            Decades ago I read a definition of intelligence that surprised and befuddled me.  “Intelligence is the ability to adapt.”*  I couldn’t accept this definition.  Wasn’t intelligence the ability to acquire and use information?  As I aged and grew … Continue reading

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Wolf Scat

Wolf Scat When I see coyote scat, I wonder — Could it be wolf? I answer myself: not big enough not black enough not enough volume not enough attitude. Although coyotes have plenty of attitude. If I have to debate … Continue reading

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Wolf Track

Wolf Track The record of your passing, your presence, canine imprint, enormous, spreading, clearly written in wet earth my eyes take it in — scouring the ground like the nose of a bloodhound as I inspect the evidence. My brain … Continue reading

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The Secret Code of Wildlife Managers

Crack the Code In wildlife management’s secret code camouflage words disguise the deed mask the act seek to fool with false cover: kill becomes “cull”; “harvest” hides the slaughter; “remove” cloaks the crushing destruction; “service” conceals an utter annihilation.Bears, wolves, … Continue reading

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Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge was an early stop on our 2-week backroads trip to Yellowstone.  This migratory bird refuge is part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System.  Located in Colorado on the Green River … Continue reading

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Otter Family at Heart Lake in Yellowstone

Otter family visits our backpacking campsite at Heart Lake in Yellowstone

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This big, beautiful, astonishing Earth – Day

Moose tracks in dirt or snow and knotholes in pine – We are all connected to each other and to this beautiful place we call home. Let’s celebrate. 2 poems from Songs for a Beloved Friend, Poems and Essays for … Continue reading

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Completion

Complete Me I am incomplete without: the red fox who shadows my tracks leaving prints and pee everywhere but hiding himself from sight; the moose whose blackness fades from view behind a tree; the grizzly who announces his displeasure at … Continue reading

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Bright Moon Wandering – New Poetry Book

I have a new book of poetry – Bright Moon WanderingI would be very happy if you took a look and gave me your thoughts!

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A River’s Season

A River’s Season To every thing there is a season. For a river, there is a time to build, and a time to cut away a time to slow down, and a time to speed up a time to sparkle, … Continue reading

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