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End of summer

End of summer

A photo posted by Chris Clarke (@yucca.brevifolia) on Sep 21, 2016 at 8:32am PDT For seven days, chest-tightening melancholy as the eastern sky purples. We made it through another one, little dog. The desert floor no longer sears our feet. These seas... Read More »

Birds and Words
Septemberish

Septemberish

Beloved Birders! September is my favorite month of the entire year, for reasons egotistical and otherwise, but largely because it’s the end of summer, and thus the end of my meteorological malaise. So it’s a formidable month on many occas... Read More »

View from Elephant Hills
Dispersal Range

In the Field, Finally

The last time I checked in here, the very first field season of my PhD career was just about to officially begin. I was filled with anxiety about my ability to handle the complex logistics involved in setting up a multi-year research project, to desi... Read More »

Reconciliation Ecology
The Corvid Blog
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
Joe Eaton calls “Fowl!” A Review

Joe Eaton calls “Fowl!” A Review

I know it’s a lost cause, but the sloppiness of the publishing industry continues to sadden me. Editing is a lost art, like scrimshaw. Likewise copyreading and factchecking. Latest case in point: Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? The Epic Saga of ... 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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