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And this is his sofa, is it?

And this is his sofa, is it?

Water flat as glass. I dip the left blade of my paddle into it. It makes no sound. The right blade makes no sound. Then the left. The sun has not yet risen. Caspian terns regard us sidelong, dive with abandon. Cormorants stand on the low tide banks. ... Read More »

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
Dispersal Range
There’s Gold in Them Hills

There’s Gold in Them Hills

At typical ascent rates, at least as far as I can tell from decades of traveling back and forth across the earth—moving in search of knowledge, love, adventure, family, joy; fleeing from worry, work, confusion, loss, and grief—it takes less than four... Read More »

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
Reconciliation Ecology
View from Elephant Hills
The other invisible hand

The other invisible hand

One of the perils of ignoring the environment is the consequent failure to notice that the environment never ignores you. Healthy environments support human health and flourishing even as conservation secures natural resources and livelihoods. On the... Read More »

Birds and Words
Meanwhile, with birds

Meanwhile, with birds

It’s been hard to find the words. Or rather, I’ve been searching for and sifting through words about my relationship with birds elsewhere of late. If anything comes of my meandering thoughts, I’ll let you know. So we’ll save t... Read More »

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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