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Birds and Words
Everywhere

Everywhere

Dearest Birders, I see birds everywhere I go. Even sometimes while I’m driving, which is unnerving, especially if I know it’s a hawk but couldn’t get a good enough look at the tail/plumage/shape of the wings to hazard an ID. So it s... Read More »

Dispersal Range
Coyote Crossing Coyote Crossing
Grief

Grief

The realization came this morning. It was not the first time. I busy myself with small crisis after small crisis to stave it off most days, most years. Today it persisted through noon,  through an afternoon of rain, through a moonlit walk under fresh... Read More »

Reconciliation Ecology
Winter song

Winter song

I love these wintry days in the Central Valley when its dirty brown air has been washed out by the infrequent (but not this winter, gracias El Niño) rain and wrung out to dry with cottonball clouds hanging as if on invisible clotheslines across an im... Read More »

View from Elephant Hills
The Corvid Blog

Making Friends With Crows

It’s a lot of fun to feel like you have wild friends, and feeding birds is a great way to connect with nature.  I’ve been asked many times how to make friends with local corvids, crows in particular.  While this post is mostly aimed at Am... Read More »

Wild Within
Slow Water Movement
California note 1

California note 1

In the sierra foothills. Typing on my portable electronic device amidst the squeaks and squawks of stellars jays and quail and other birds I didn’t know or had forgotten. It’s cool out, a gentle breeze, but that won’t last. Sitting ... Read More »

Toad In The Hole
Miracle or Mirage?
Where the Mind is Without Fear
InyoOwnWay
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 »

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