You’ve probably seen headlines about how we are currently in the sixth mass extinction that the Earth has seen (though… Read more As the World Falls Apart: Why Is Extinction Such a Big Deal?
One of my favorite fall activities is to check local streams for salmon runs. Here in the Pacific Northwest, and… Read more Why Forests Need Salmon
I recently read Richard Louv’s excellent book, Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives–And Save Theirs.… Read more Living With Dangerous Animals
As fall migration begins, I’ve been watching the feeders outside my studio window to see how the cast of characters… Read more Three Billion Birds Are Missing. What Happened?
Over the past few centuries, Europeans and their descendants have done all too effective a job at introducing species into… Read more Acclimatization Societies and Invasive Species
I recently learned about a mustelid that only went extinct less than 150 years ago. The sea mink (Neogale macrodon)… Read more Mourning the Sea Mink
Earlier this spring, yet another claimed sighting of the ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) made the news. This one was particularly… Read more The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and the Spark of Hope