Earthfire Stories

Girl watches a video presentation on a laptop outside near a pond

Susan Speaks at Cortona Pearls 2021

How can we turn a distanced appreciation of nature into a meaningful, life-changing relationship with all of Life? Susan’s virtual Cortona Pearl presentation Reawakening our Bond with our Wild Earth explored this topic, inviting shared experiences in real-time from participants. We’ve shared a snippet of the event below. For more

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Smiling woman with long brown hair standing near some aspen trees in the fall

Meet Heather Holcomb

Heather wears many hats at Earthfire, helping in both office administration and managing the day-to-day care of Earthfire’s 31 resident sanctuary animals, from wolves to bison to a porcupine named Teddy. How did you come to rehab work? Do you have a history of working with animals? My background is

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Close up of a blue dragonfly

Winged Trust

As summer approaches it occurred to me that it would be timely to speak of our connection with our smaller brethren that we share this world with—kin that our society has great difficulty in thinking positively about, namely, insects, spiders, and all the other creepy crawlies. We always seem to

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Macro shot of a green insect with large brown eyes and antennae

It’s Not Just a Bug!

The other day we watched footage from our trail cam on our wildlife corridor. Something flitted briefly across the screen as we looked for mammals, and someone said, “Oh, it’s just a bug…” “Just a bug?” I exclaimed. “What do you mean, ‘just a bug’? They make the world go

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Young buddhist monk in orange robes petting an elephant

Species Loneliness

Many of us have a deep longing for something more in life, a yearning, a sense of loneliness. What if we are longing for something we innately have: a deep, visceral connection to the wild—to animals, nature, and the community of Life? Wild animals are lonely for us. We are

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Hummingbird perched on a person's finger

A Tale of Two Birds

I heard two incredible bird rescue stories recently. The essence of the stories is the same, although the people were very different temperaments and came from very different walks of life. It made me think… The first came from Mariabruna Sirabella, who leads spiritual and nature retreats. She focuses on

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Girl watches a video presentation on a laptop outside near a pond

Susan Speaks at Cortona Pearls 2021

How can we turn a distanced appreciation of nature into a meaningful, life-changing relationship with all of Life? Susan’s virtual Cortona Pearl presentation Reawakening our Bond with our Wild Earth explored this topic, inviting shared experiences in real-time from participants. We’ve shared a snippet of the event below. For more

Read More
Smiling woman with long brown hair standing near some aspen trees in the fall

Meet Heather Holcomb

Heather wears many hats at Earthfire, helping in both office administration and managing the day-to-day care of Earthfire’s 31 resident sanctuary animals, from wolves to bison to a porcupine named Teddy. How did you come to rehab work? Do you have a history of working with animals? My background is

Read More
Close up of a blue dragonfly

Winged Trust

As summer approaches it occurred to me that it would be timely to speak of our connection with our smaller brethren that we share this world with—kin that our society has great difficulty in thinking positively about, namely, insects, spiders, and all the other creepy crawlies. We always seem to

Read More
Macro shot of a green insect with large brown eyes and antennae

It’s Not Just a Bug!

The other day we watched footage from our trail cam on our wildlife corridor. Something flitted briefly across the screen as we looked for mammals, and someone said, “Oh, it’s just a bug…” “Just a bug?” I exclaimed. “What do you mean, ‘just a bug’? They make the world go

Read More
Young buddhist monk in orange robes petting an elephant

Species Loneliness

Many of us have a deep longing for something more in life, a yearning, a sense of loneliness. What if we are longing for something we innately have: a deep, visceral connection to the wild—to animals, nature, and the community of Life? Wild animals are lonely for us. We are

Read More
Hummingbird perched on a person's finger

A Tale of Two Birds

I heard two incredible bird rescue stories recently. The essence of the stories is the same, although the people were very different temperaments and came from very different walks of life. It made me think… The first came from Mariabruna Sirabella, who leads spiritual and nature retreats. She focuses on

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