Category Archives: wildlife

Grand Canyon elk go from attraction to menace — wolves can make a difference

We wiped out the elk and wolves in this area. Then we brought back elk. Time to let the wolves restore balance, just as they have done in Yellowstone. Grand Canyon elk go from attraction to menace Elk, once a … Continue reading

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Spike the roadrunner is calling

We’ve been interacting with Spike the roadrunner for about 6 months. We see him almost daily. He’s not a pet – he’s leery of us, as he should be – but we know each other. Spike has recently started calling, … Continue reading

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National Bird Day – 01-05-13

National Bird Day – Homepage Why National Bird Day? The beauty, songs, and flight of birds have long been sources of human inspiration. Today, nearly 12 percent of the world’s 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century, … Continue reading

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Coyote Hunt’s Final Tally Is 39

ABQJournal Online » UPDATED: Coyote Hunt’s Final Tally Is 39 The statewide hunt, sponsored by Gunhawk Firearms in Los Lunas, took a total of 39 coyotes and was mostly without incident, reported Rick Gross, an employee of Gunhawk. Gross said … Continue reading

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Coyote Hunters Want “Fun” [barf]

ABQJournal Online » Coyote Hunters Want Fun By Thomas Cole / Of the Journal on Sat, Nov 17, 2012 If all goes as planned by organizer Mark Chavez, more than 100 hunters will spread out across New Mexico this weekend … Continue reading

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Ray Powell Shrinks Coyote Hunt Areas

ABQJournal Online » State Shrinks Coyote Hunt Areas The two-day, statewide contest – in which 60 teams paid $50 each to try to bag the most coyote carcasses – has sparked opposition from people all over the country. On Thursday, … Continue reading

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Ask Gov. Martinez to denounce coyote-killing contest

Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter: Email – Ask Gov. Martinez to denounce coyote-killing contest Ask Gov. Martinez to denounce coyote shoot Fellow New Mexican, Coyote-killing contests are legal and are held in New Mexico every year. That’s right, shooters sign … Continue reading

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Kudos to the opponents of coyote-slaughtering

I’m heartened to see hunters/gun-owners and even the benighted Abq Journal come out against the senseless and brutal slaughter of coyotes for “fun” and profit. The right to own a gun assumes the owner will exercise his or her right … Continue reading

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“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land. … The land is one organism. … The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: ‘What good is it?’ ”–Aldo Leopold

ABQJournal Online » Slaughter of Coyotes an Abomination Against Nature By Pete McCloskey And Helen McCloskey / Madrid residents on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 As Leopold noted toward the end of his life: “Conservation is a state of harmony between … Continue reading

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Hike Safely During Hunting Season – Trailspace.com

Hike Safely During Hunting Season – Trailspace.com Follow the safety reminders below whenever you get out into the woods and fields during local hunting seasons. Hike Safely During Hunting Season – Trailspace.com NH Hunting Dates and Seasons Tweet This Share … Continue reading

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Spike: the Movie

Let’s begin at the end of the tale: Don’t watch these short movies if you live in Disneyland. The first one is shorter (40 sec) with more behavioral displays – pause to see the riot of feathers. The second one … Continue reading

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Spike the Roadrunner (an update)

I wrote about Spike the Roadrunner a month ago and here’s a little update with a few new photos (of the hundreds I’ve taken – he’s very photogenic, as you can see). We had quite a scare a couple of … Continue reading

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Spike, the roadrunner

欢迎 Of course, we should let wildlife remain wild. Failing to do so puts them and us at risk. However, humans are often captivated by a wild creature that shows curiosity and expresses a unique personality. I’ve been observing roadrunners … Continue reading

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BirdWatching Great Blue Herons photos

Friday photos: Great Blue Herons – BirdWatching Field of View – BirdWatching Daily – BirdWatching Community What’s your favorite part of the Great Blue Heron? The long legs? That heavy bill? Those big wings? We can’t get enough of them! … Continue reading

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