An Incredible Wolf Named Journey Becomes a Grandfather Against All Odds

Wolf advocates don’t often get to celebrate good news. But this week we do. First, we learned a litter of wolf pups were born this spring in Lassen National Forest. Then, we learned wolf pups were also caught on a trail cam in Oregon. Both litters are related to OR-7, the famous wolf known as Journey.Continue reading “An Incredible Wolf Named Journey Becomes a Grandfather Against All Odds”

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The sweet sound of song dogs

In Sonoma County, California a warm summer twilight can feel like magic. In rolling golden hills, set softly against a coastal valley, the light shimmers through the grasses with what can only be described as sweetness. Everyone feels it, and people wander outside without quite knowing why, just to feel that gentle electricity in theContinue reading “The sweet sound of song dogs”

Wildcat Roar: When Mountain Lions Live Under the House

When we take away wild places for wild animals, those animals find ways of showing up in our backyard. Because it was their backyard first … When that animal is a predator, all hell breaks loose, suburban-wild style. The anti-predator myth is exemplified by this week’s hysterical reaction to a mountain lion under a houseContinue reading “Wildcat Roar: When Mountain Lions Live Under the House”

Reckless Killing Contests Continue

This is the contest that started it all–the outrage, and the push to ban killing contests in California. And this weekend, February 6-8, the town of Adin, in the rural northeast corner of California, will hold its annual coyote killing spree, the “Big Valley Coyote Drive,” despite the 2014 ban on prizes for killing furbearingContinue reading “Reckless Killing Contests Continue”