My Latest Musings

Hello To All My Loyal Readers:

On alternate weeks, I share the URLs to some articles by others that I have found interesting. Here is a list of some recent articles that I’ve read.

For each musings post I offer one of many videos created by Mike Foster. Mike is a wonderfully talented Nature videographer who has produced many very informative Nature videos about the San Pedro River and places in Mexico.

The Mexican Wolf

Mike Foster visits the White Mountains of Arizona to observe volunteer efforts to manage the reintroduction of the Mexican Gray Wolf. The video summarizes the recent history of the wolf, its relationship to the human population, the wolf’s effect on the Rocky Mountain Elk and sheep and the practice of fladry fencing. Included are interviews with volunteers stating their purpose and perspectives as well as an interview with a representative from the Arizona Game and Fish.

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Sequel to Lords of Nature — Non Lethal Predation in Idaho

This is a video on non-lethal wolf control. A short sequel to the great “Lords of Nature” video that describes the reintroduction of the gray wolf at Yellowstone National Park.  Narrated by Peter Coyote, Green Fire Productions has created a captivating documentary that goes behind the scenes with leading scientists to explore the role top predators play in restoring and maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity. In this segment, hear from ranchers in Idaho who are learning to coexist with wolves.

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I Love to see international conservation programs like this

Biologists from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico Collaborate for North America’s Fastest Land Animal

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Check out “Essay by Edward Abbey “I Loved it…I Loved it All”” by Ned Judge.

“Too many of us everywhere now. That’s the kind of world we live in. Crowded, over crowded. I’m not worried about it. Nature will take care of it in her own sweet way, sooner or later.”

Edward Abbey was a founder of the environmental direct action movement. His life work personally influenced me to be more engaged as a man who loves nature. Ed is unfortunately gone, but our environmental grandfather was wise and left behind some lessons and wit in his usual style. If you are not familiar with Ed and his work, this is a great intro that entertains and inspires. If you already know Ed as the grandfather of the southwest desert, then this video will be a nice treat.

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A great YouTube video on ant colonies.

 

Ant colonies are leaderless, self-organizing, super-organisms. Many groups like fish schools, bird flocks, and animal herds are self organizing.

 

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Wild Life – The Ocean’s Border

This breathtaking series provides a magical tour of some of the world’s most pristine beautiful places – full of biodiversity and lush with life! Natural bridges between continents create extraordinary richness, and unique flora and fauna seen nowhere else.

 

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This Is The Editor’s note from the Gold Horse Daily Dispatch  – a daily Internet newspaper

“The impact of economic, industrial, technological and scientific forces on people and countries, reveals the sacrifice of nature and people’s freedoms and inalienable rights worldwide on the altar of profit and power. Our legacy, the dark energy of mankind. The worst in us. This paper seeks the best in us. Humans cross training and gaining with other humans living in harmony with each other, caring for and protecting the Earth and the life she gives to us. A world without ignorance, war, poverty, pestilence, and famine IS POSSIBLE.”

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Will science or politics determine wolves’ future?

 

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Smarter than a first-grader? Crows can perform as well as 7- to 10-year-olds on cause-and-effect water displacement tasks

6 Terrifying Ways Crows Are Way Smarter Than You Think

 

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BEHIND WILDLIFE SERVICES’ MONTANA KILL REPORT

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Wild bison to be reintroduced to swathes of American West for first time since end of 19th century

 

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Total folly on the part of both NPS and the State of Alaska.

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Eating less meat.

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“Rebel” cowboys say we have no right to kick their cattle off our public lands

My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

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