How How to Kill a Wolf An Undercover Report from the Idaho Coyote and Wolf Derby

For some reason, the necessities of one species outweigh the survival of another.

D.K. Leung

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Ocean, Mountain, Forest

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. -- John Muir A blue Western sky opens for us as we leave Spokane, heading west.  I met Sean and Brigette while working at a Boy Scout camp in Northern Idaho, and I was staying in the Spokane area ever since camp ended.... Continue Reading →

Sand, Salt, Sun and Birds

We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity.      --E. O. Wilson It is January, but the hot sun bakes the coral beaches of the Florida Keys.  Humidity is constant except when a rare breeze sweeps by.  Clouds... Continue Reading →

A Great Sand Dune

Observations of Nature

It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
–Robert W. Service

One of my favorite things to do as a child was play in the sandbox on a summer day.  I did many other things, like ride bikes and tromp around on the nearby railroad tracks and even turned a refrigerator box into a mini-house.  However, my green plastic, turtle-shaped sandbox was always sitting on the back patio baking in the summer sun.  I would pluck ants from the lawn every so often and watch them struggle in a funnel of sand I made.  Then I would go back to get some more and that ant would be gone.  A few years ago–on a cross-country road trip with two good friends–I had a chance to play in the sand box again, but this time I was the little ant in the…

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A Great Sand Dune

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe. --Robert W. Service One of my favorite things to do as a child was play in the sandbox on a summer day.  I did many other things, like ride bikes and tromp around on the nearby railroad tracks... Continue Reading →

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