Earthfire Stories

Huckleberry Bear Bear • Photo by Michael Stillwater

Two foxes touch noses in the grass

A Foxy Friendship

The result of a Russian breeding experiment, Loki is an unusual fox, different from the others in appearance, mannerisms, and heredity.  Playtime in the animal garden had been somewhat lonely for him. The other foxes repeatedly rejected him. Although they had shown curiosity by circling and sniffing him, it was

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Logo for Cortona Friends

Transformative Experiences in Nature

Dr. Susan Eirich has been invited to speak at the prestigious international Cortona Week 2022 to be held in Pontignano, Italy, June 26 – July 3, 2022. Speakers and guests from around the world are selected by the Cortona Friends committee and asked to share insights about emerging themes of

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An egg starting to hatch

The Mysterious Egg

The early morning silence in the vast sagebrush field was profound. Meditative. The dense fog lent a quality of mystery. The world was still. Out of the mist came the call of a raven in the nearby woods and suddenly, the air itself was filled with a sense of life

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Close up of the orange, cornucopia-shaped flower of the touch-me-not plant

Planting Seeds of Change

When I was a child growing up in upstate New York, my parents and I would take a walk around the woods surrounding the local reservoir on weekends. My mother delighted in showing me the touch-me—not, a plant with seed pods that, when ripe, await being touched and then burst

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Grizzly bear laying on his stomach in the snow

Ramble the Grizzly vs. 10 Heads of Lettuce

Ramble the bear had a stomach ache, and it was a sad thing to see. There he was: lying on his stomach, front paws down along his side, bottom of his pads turned up to the sky, chin flat on the ground, and large round bottom high in the air,

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Woman sitting next to a tree, looking out over a hilly landscape

What We’re Reading

During the first few months of this year, Earthtfire has been diving into the power of storytelling—and how the seemingly simple act of sharing a profound experience can inspire us to take action. Many of us have had encounters with the natural, non-human world that transformed us—shaping our view of

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Two foxes touch noses in the grass

A Foxy Friendship

The result of a Russian breeding experiment, Loki is an unusual fox, different from the others in appearance, mannerisms, and heredity.  Playtime in the animal garden had been somewhat lonely for him. The other foxes repeatedly rejected him. Although they had shown curiosity by circling and sniffing him, it was

Read More
Logo for Cortona Friends

Transformative Experiences in Nature

Dr. Susan Eirich has been invited to speak at the prestigious international Cortona Week 2022 to be held in Pontignano, Italy, June 26 – July 3, 2022. Speakers and guests from around the world are selected by the Cortona Friends committee and asked to share insights about emerging themes of

Read More
An egg starting to hatch

The Mysterious Egg

The early morning silence in the vast sagebrush field was profound. Meditative. The dense fog lent a quality of mystery. The world was still. Out of the mist came the call of a raven in the nearby woods and suddenly, the air itself was filled with a sense of life

Read More
Close up of the orange, cornucopia-shaped flower of the touch-me-not plant

Planting Seeds of Change

When I was a child growing up in upstate New York, my parents and I would take a walk around the woods surrounding the local reservoir on weekends. My mother delighted in showing me the touch-me—not, a plant with seed pods that, when ripe, await being touched and then burst

Read More
Grizzly bear laying on his stomach in the snow

Ramble the Grizzly vs. 10 Heads of Lettuce

Ramble the bear had a stomach ache, and it was a sad thing to see. There he was: lying on his stomach, front paws down along his side, bottom of his pads turned up to the sky, chin flat on the ground, and large round bottom high in the air,

Read More
Woman sitting next to a tree, looking out over a hilly landscape

What We’re Reading

During the first few months of this year, Earthtfire has been diving into the power of storytelling—and how the seemingly simple act of sharing a profound experience can inspire us to take action. Many of us have had encounters with the natural, non-human world that transformed us—shaping our view of

Read More

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