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The walk that spun the world

The walk that spun the world

It starts as a walk in a forest in Vermont, which takes me, strangely enough, into the high Himalaya. On a balmy July afternoon, with hesitant clouds massing out west, I set out on foot down the road that passes through the village of Craftsbury Comm... Read More »

Birds and Words
A New Year

A New Year

Here at Birds and Words we’re celebrating a new year. Though I’m not at all religious — unless you count Saturdays in the field or a weekday morning at the banding station, perhaps those are my most religious moments — I do li... Read More »

The Corvid Blog
Luta Bird Conservation

Luta Bird Conservation

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that some crows are among the most endangered birds on the planet, such as the ʻAlalā, or Hawaiian Crow (Corvus hawaiiensis) and the Mariana crow, or Aga (Corvus kubaryi).  A colleague and friend, Sarah Faegre w... Read More »

Reconciliation Ecology
Dispersal Range
On Living Without Windows

On Living Without Windows

If I look to my left as I type at this moment, I see the whispering canopy of a European white birch some 40 feet tall, its branches dangling boas of diamond-shaped, tooth-edged leaves. I see the straight line of a utility cable weaving through the c... Read More »

InyoOwnWay
Toad In The Hole
My Young Elder

My Young Elder

Since the Berkeley Ecology Center has seen fit to disappear the archive of columns that Joe Eaton and I wrote for the late great magazine Terrain way back when, I’m taking the liberty of republishing some of them here. I planted a blue elderber... Read More »

The 'Not Essential' List
A Good Defense…Is Not Enough

A Good Defense…Is Not Enough

Why are we whispering?  Everybody I speak to privately about this administration’s environmental record is in various stages of shock, disbelief, and anger.  Publicly, the environmental community is prodding the President along as if he is a st... Read More »

Basin and Range Watch
Nevada Part 2

Nevada Part 2

I was going to continue my celebration of Nevada by listing some of the unique and hidden places of the Silver State that I have visited. But then it happened: bulldozers in my own backyard. So Basin & Range Watch has been busy fighting a painful... Read More »

Miracle or Mirage?

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