Category Archives: Wildlife

Dormouse Snoring

         Last year I wrote a blog about a victory for dormice in South Wales, where a bridge was built across a bypass so they could travel safely through their habitat.  Yesterday I learned that this threatened … Continue reading

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A Murmuration of Starlings

 I have two videos I can hardly wait for you to watch.  Wildlife cameraman and travel journalist Dylan Winter made the first one as he was sailing around the U.K. in an 18-foot boat; and the video shows a murmuration … Continue reading

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A Grizzly and a Penguin

Several years ago on an assignment for Reader’s Digest, I followed a grizzly in Montana for a week.  Her name was Lacy, and wildlife biologists were training her to stay away from people, garbage cans, and orchards. If she’d continued … Continue reading

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The Rufus Towhee

Three times this spring I planted my snow-pea patch. Three times! That’s 90 seeds that went into the ground, and I couldn’t understand why not a single one sprouted. Until I looked outside one day and saw a rufus towhee … Continue reading

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Rescuing Coyotes

Meet Mr. Yote, a coyote rescued at Washington’s West Sound Wildlife Shelter, where I love to volunteer: On the left, you can see him as a pup just after he’d been found, desperate and alone on the side of a … Continue reading

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My Christmas Celebration with Wildlife

It’s early morning, dark and silent outside.  In a couple of hours I  will sneak away and carry out my secret Christmas celebration as I have for the last five years.  Armed with a loaf of wheat bread and a … Continue reading

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Victory for Dormice

I’m rushing to pack for England, where I plan to visit the Hill Top Farm of Beatrix Potter. Her Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Squirrel Nutkin have enchanted me since childhood, and I also loved Mr. John Dormouse and his … Continue reading

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A Kindly Leopard Seal

Someone just sent me an amazing video of Paul Nicklen, a National Geographic contributing photographer, who went to Antarctica to photograph leopard seals.  They can weigh over 1300 pounds, and their jaws can open more than 160 degrees, the better … Continue reading

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