Nature Steady in This Crazy World

By | 2017-12-09T01:01:51+00:00 November 24th, 2016|@ITBlog, Birds, Blog, California, Wildlife|

 The shorebirds are back, the ones who took flight months ago and flew thousands of miles here to forage and rest; •  Hungry Brown Pelicans are chasing the herring and sardines, taking cues from each other as they amass with the tides; •  Little sea otters are growing up, learning to swim, dive and find mussels under the tutelage of mom (otter dads don’t help);

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Birds People and Cat People: Bridging the Divide

By | 2017-12-09T01:02:05+00:00 October 8th, 2016|@ITBlog, Blog, Wildlife|

A heartfelt thank you to writer and wildlife rehabilitator Suzie Gilbert, for featuring my piece at the 10,000 Birds website. It’s an essay about how a stray cat became a transformative influence in my life, teaching me the value of animals — particularly wild animals — outside the walls of my own home. If you’re a wildlife rehabber, an accidental rescuer or thinking about getting involved with wildlife, I highly recommend Susie’s book about that very process. I’ve posted a link to the book below.

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North American Beaver … Eating Lily Pads Like Enchiladas

By | 2017-12-09T01:02:35+00:00 May 13th, 2014|@ITBlog, Blog, Mammals, Pacific Northwest, Wildlife|

Beavers are vegetarians, and lily tubers are a favorite foodstuff. Because beavers are crepuscular (loving the twilight), you'll see them most often at dawn and dusk, which accounts for the predictable in-time of this beaver family.