Category Archives: Humans vs All Other Animals

Jane Goodall Knows

Like many people who care about social and environmental issues, I sometimes get discouraged. Can I really make a difference? What impact can I have by writing a letter to my representative, or signing a petition? Petitions are a dime … Continue reading

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Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw

Yesterday morning we woke up to find the yard covered with a light dusting of snow, our first real snow of this season. And it was very cold too, giving us our first taste of the bitterness that often comes … Continue reading

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Destroying Nature All Around Me

This is the second day in a row of heavy fog here, after the cold temperatures warmed suddenly and we got rain on top of snow — isn’t it awesome?That’s the view straight out my front door right now. I … Continue reading

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Hazards of Being a Bird, Revisited

I never got around to writing part two of my article, “The Hazards of Being a Bird,” but now I need to revisit something I talked about in part one.  I wrote about the struggle to stop installation of a … Continue reading

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The Kestrel and I, Alone in a Crowd

This afternoon I drove a few miles down the road to look for birds in a field behind a shopping center. This big field is speckled with gas and plumbing line pipes and other indications that it will eventually be … Continue reading

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Humans vs. Everyone Else

Have you ever thought about your relationship to animals? I’m not talking about how close you are to your beloved dog or cat, but about the place of all wildlife in your worldview. How important are they in the big … Continue reading

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