Peter Michael Bauer, a Portland-Based Re-Wilder

He has a decent re-wilding/survival rant blog that leaves you wanting more.  How can you not like a guy with a road-kill squirrel puppet?  He doesn't post much but what he does is well-done. While you're out that way, have a look at to get in on the conversation: http://www.urbanscout.org/ http://rewild.com/index.htm

When hunting backfires

A while back I came up on a hawk who appeared to have caught something.  Then suddenly there was a blur, some thrashing, and here's what I saw when I got to it.  In wrestling, we would call that a reversal.  Who's the boss now? I decided to break it up for the good of … Continue reading When hunting backfires

Camouflage

Some thoughts occurred recently while looking through some of my wildlife photos.  Especially how so many creatures really "fit" in their surroundings. I realize it is mostly for defense (or sometime offense) but it just makes more apparent how poorly most of us humans seems to fit our surroundings.  We want to distance ourselves from … Continue reading Camouflage

Southwest Washington

Our second week on the Portland area was primarily spent north of the Columbia River in Washington State.  Battle Ground, Vancouver, and a trip to Mount St Helen's.  Although it was hot and dry most of the time, it was a relief after spending months in the Southwest on archaeological excavations. These photos are not … Continue reading Southwest Washington

Wildlife Battle

I was fortunate enough to see an amazing wildlife battle yesterday evening.  It was life at its rawest on the Llano Estacado.  I wanted to be an impartial observer but, being human, I stepped in and intervened.  I live in a rural area with a lot of wildlife including many raptors and snakes.  It is … Continue reading Wildlife Battle