Flight to Freedom

In light of the recent death of Fidel Castro, I would like to take a one-time break from wildlife and share an article I wrote several years ago at the request of an old friend of mine who sponsored a family that escaped Cuba in the 1960s. After interviewing the mother of this family, I […]

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Elk Skull Surprise

Stumbling upon elk carcasses in the Tetons is not difficult, as hunters harvest the meat of their kills and leave behind bones. Harsh winters take a few lives, as well, leaving carrion for scavengers and bones for rodents to gnaw. Hunters remove skulls with antlers for display, while shed antlers are collected in Spring to […]

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Baboquibori Peak -- view from Buenos Aires NWR where Chuck and Betty wintered

Clarifying Public Lands

This year we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. We’ve seen increased visitation to National Parks, as well as much excitement and publicity for the Park Service. But 13 years ago, the National Wildlife Refuge System celebrated its 100th anniversary with very little notoriety except at individual refuges, despite the fact […]

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Wildlife Crossing

This article originally appeared in the 2016 March/April issue of Escapees Magazine. After spending a few months in an overcrowded section of the country,  Chuck and I were relieved to once again drive the open roads of the West recently, admiring the vistas and grandeur along the way. With no other vehicles in sight and […]

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