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“Wild” by Tony Hoagland

In late August when the streams dry up and the high meadows turn parched and blond, bears are squeezed out of the mountains down into the valley of condos and housing developments. All residents are therefore prohibited from putting their … Continue reading

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Requiem for a squirrel

The front garden was a mess. One of the peonies I had replanted was dug up, the carefully curving path of pea gravel distorted with lots of dirt and debris, and a dead squirrel pushed under a log. It looked … Continue reading

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Sensing the earthquake…

OK, maybe it’s because of our near encounter with a possum that my ears are alert to stories about wildlife. JB shared with me today that the animals in the Smithsonian National Zoo in DC were aware of the earthquake … Continue reading

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“Possumbilities”

There was a huge rainstorm, fast and furious, on Saturday and as per usual our basement flooded. JB and I have a routine. After the water goes back down the drain, we mop and rinse the basement floor, followed by … Continue reading

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