Coyotes ~ Treat Each as if the Last One

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in "Writings" from the Community | Comments Off on Coyotes ~ Treat Each as if the Last One

Gary Lawless, Maine’s Poet who speaks for our Wildlife

In his poem “Treat each Bear” he takes us to a place of deep loneliness when we humans have left no room for the “others.” How would life on earth be without them? Where would the wonder be?

Treat each Coyote as if she were the last one…..
Treat each Coyote as if he were the last one……

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Each Coyote Counts

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in "Writings" from the Community, Blog | Comments Off on Each Coyote Counts

Song Dogs by Kathleen Fox

A Single Coyote is somebody, a distinct individual. 
He or she is the experiencing subject of a life whose quality and duration matter to him (her) 
independent of  his (her) utility to us.

Esteemed wildlife researcher Gordon Haber wrote of this very subject regarding the wolves he studied (but his statements are all so true regarding Coyotes as well.)

Individual [coyotes] are important, and total numbers in an area say nothing about the integrity and health of the [coyote] population.”

“Loss of significant individuals can lead to long term effects on [coyote] family groups ~ loss of hunting skills, socializing traditions, loss of pups, causing dispersal, and ultimately loss of the family.”

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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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