Category Archives: ecology

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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Dying for Java

Keurig cups make a pretty chain circling the globe ten times, and again Drink your fill, enjoy your brew, marine mammals just have more to chew Don’t think twice ‘cause soon we’ll find We’re all made of plastic – the … Continue reading

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