The Voice of the Coyote

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in "Writings" from the Community, Blog | Comments Off on The Voice of the Coyote

photo by Dave Conlin

photo by Dave Conlin

All of the ecological, biological, and other logical studies that public bureaus and private enterprise may forward, still will not bring “those authentic tidings of invisible things” that the lifted voice of the coyote brings in early evening while lighening bugs soften the darkness under the trees, or the voice of some other belonger to the rhythms of the earth brings in a simple tale of brother coyote.”  The Voice of the Coyote  by Frank Dobie

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Coyote in the City

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in "Writings" from the Community, Blog | Comments Off on Coyote in the City

 

photo by George Gove

photo by George Gove

I am Coyote in the City

Tryin to adapt, to survive

I am a fish out of the water

Tryin to breathe, and to thrive.

 

And you think

I don’t belong in your world

But I’m your sister, your brother

Hunted down by your guards

Armed with guns, with sedation

That will close my golden eyes

 

You try to silence my howling

My prowling,

My seeking,

My gasping

Until I finally curl

Into a ball

And I die

(Refrain)

But the echo will remain

Hear my voice from the mountain

Hear my cry from the plain

And it echoes from the canyons

 

In the rivers,

In the rain

 

And you think

I don’t belong in your world

But I’ll stay just the same

I will breathe

I‘ll survive

I will sing

I will thrive

Be your sister

Your brother

Love you like no other

You won’t silence my howling

My prowling,

My seeking,

My gasping

The echo of my voice

Will remain

 

(Refrain)

And the echo will remain

Hear my voice from the mountain

Hear my cry from the plain

And it echoes from the canyons

In the rivers,

In the rain

3/26/2010 © Ginny Freeman

Copying permission to Geri Vistein


 

 

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National Geographic ~ Coyote America

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in "Writings" from the Community, Blog | Comments Off on National Geographic ~ Coyote America

51S-SOpWPML__SX328_BO1,204,203,200_UNDERSTANDING HISTORY ~

How important is it to understand the REAL history of our country?  VASTLY IMPORTANT!

We cannot truly understand the perspectives held in our society today … and the behaviors that result, without understanding the perspectives and actions of those who came before us.

I highly encourage every American to read author Dan Flores’ new book Coyote America: a Natural and Supernatural History.  Most Americans have no idea of the all out war on our native carnivores that has taken place in the last 400 years, and in the West, the last 200 years. But despite the atrocities heaped on our Native Wild Canine ~ Coyote, they have survived!

Dan Flores tells the story of this incredibly successful species that will not allow us to annihilate them. Our continent holds one of Evolution’s Greatest Success Stories ~ Coyote!

Read below article written by National Geographic from a conversation with the author ~

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/coyote-america-dan-flores-history-science/

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Coyotes and their Telos

Posted by on Feb 21, 2016 in "Writings" from the Community | Comments Off on Coyotes and their Telos

Coyotes - Pierre GiardCoyote Family ~

We are made to acknowledge that they [coyotes] are not of our making, that they have little or no need of our continued existence – they recall for us a creation far greater than our own. They have their own reasons for being, quite apart from us.”

William Cronon in Uncommon Ground

Pierre Giard, Photographer

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Coyote and Christmas Cheer

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in "Writings" from the Community, Blog | Comments Off on Coyote and Christmas Cheer

Cover Oct 8 8x11 inches (2)COYOTES LOVE TO SING… we all know that!

In her newly published book….out just in time for Christmas… Maine’s very special artist,  Kathleen Fox shares the wonder that our children are so capable of.

Here are her own words ~

“Virginia’s mom tells her that animals can talk on Christmas eve and so she sneaks out of bed to see if this is true! She can’t wake the dog and can’t find the cat, but coyotes outside her window answer her question. Or do they?”

I think that it is a lovely book that teaches that ~

we are all one …..

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Coyote: Evolution of America’s Wild Dog

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in "Writings" from the Community, Blog | Comments Off on Coyote: Evolution of America’s Wild Dog

photo by Janet Kessler

photo by Janet Kessler

OUR HUMAN BEHAVIOR  affects the evolution of the living beings with whom we share our  planet.

The following is a quote from The Wild Canids by H.T. Gier

“We, with our persecution of the Coyote, have added another parameter to natural selection; with the result that Coyotes are now larger, smarter, more adaptable, faster and more cunning than when white men first entered the coyote’s territory.”
Should we not stand in awe and respect for our native wild canine ~ Coyote

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