Eager – The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

Eager – The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb is, as the title declares, full of surprises. Beavers, those large, dam building mammals in the rodent family are not what you’d ever expect to be glamorous or captivating. But in many ways they are both. Through all my years

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Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives—and Save Theirs

I discovered Richard Louv because of his wildly important book, Last Child in the Woods. Then I read The Nature Principle and Vitamin N. His 2019 book, Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives—and Save Theirs continues to promote and persuade a love for nature and a love for nature education.

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Birds and Us – A 12,000-Year History From Cave Art to Conservation

Birds and Us: A 12,000-Year History From Cave Art to Conservation by Tim Birkhead takes you on a journey beginning before recorded history to present-day worries of species decline. (VERIFY WHERE HE ENDS) My historical interest of birds usually begins with John James Audubon, but the chapters on cave art, mummified Sacred Ibis in Egypt,

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Enjoying the Sun with Golden-crowned Kinglets and Other Wildlife

The weather was finally nice again this past weekend, so to enjoy the sun and the wildlife it brought with it, we went hiking in our local area and photographed what we saw. Birds were not especially active when we went, although we did see two Red-tailed Hawks, some Turkey Vultures, some woodpeckers, and many,

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