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Gray Wolf Protection/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Comment Period

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is the federal agency charged with administering the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on land. wikipedia/Endangered Species Act  The ESA was enacted by Congress in 1973 and has been called “the Magna Carta” of … Continue reading

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Wolves Give Life

This gorgeous video comes courtesy of Shelley Coldiron, executive director of W.O.L.F.,  and Amelia Curzon, who blogs at Mungai and the Goa Constrictor  The video explores the ways in which wolves are regenerating the ecosystem in Yellowstone National Park and … Continue reading

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Delisting the Wolf – Your Help is Needed!

Originally posted on Mungai and the Goa Constrictor:
Image: Lynn M. Stone / Nature Picture Library The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in its comment period on their proposal to remove the wolf from the Endangered Species Act in…

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Contemplating Buffalo

Over the River and Through the Wood – Oh, and Through the Buffalo Herd – We Go We didn’t really go over the river, but we did have to go through a large buffalo herd.  On our hike into Yellowstone’s … Continue reading

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Migrations

The Mimic Sleek lines lift through onrushing air worked metal gleams strength absent will **** Fragile feather endures fatigue

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Sounds of a Bull Moose in Heat

Just in case you have ever wondered what a bull moose in heat sounds like, here he is. A strange and unusual sound. This is the same moose you can see in the photos in Family (Moose) Portrait and battling … Continue reading

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Calls of the Tree Swallows, Sandhill Cranes, and Geese

Here’s my own audio file.  First and last you hear the geese (of course); after about 4 seconds you hear tree swallows sounding like hundreds of bees buzzing and mice squeaking; then you hear the sandhill cranes:

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Grand Tetons in the Spring

Here are some recent pictures from the Grand Tetons. Vocalizations courtesy of Cornell Lab of Ornithology Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds website Killdeer Sandhill cranes Tree swallows Lesser Scaup

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A Visit to W.O.L.F.

Last week I visited W.O.L.F., the sanctuary in the Colorado mountains.  (The fundraiser I described in my last post was held near but not at the sanctuary.)  W.O.L.F. is located on a private road, and the landowner restricts traffic to … Continue reading

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Oh, You Planet Earth!/Earth Day 2013

Member of the Family Call me mother, call me father call me source of life and strength call me sister, call me brother call me only home and hearth call me garden of paradise call me member of the family … Continue reading

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