Earthfire Stories

Tag: Animal Communication
Mule Deer Buck standing in the woods

I recently attended an urgent retreat called ReVersing Extinction, where we sought out-of-the-box ways to reverse the accelerating rate of species extinctions. During a break, I found myself in conversation...

White chicken

Sally the chicken came marching towards me with something clearly on her mind. She had a request. Would I kindly see to it that she could get back into the...

Maxwell the Magpie

For several years, I worked as an animal caretaker at an outdoor education facility in New Mexico. Every day, I had the privilege of introducing children to the animals in...

White german shepherd dog

I took Shota, my sensitive, gentle German Shepherd pup to Sun Valley, Idaho, for an examination by a specialist. He has had a limp for a couple of months now....

Grizzly bear with log in front of Tetons
It’s pretty easy to see when A Bear Wants to Go to Bed. He looks just like a very sleepy child, so pitiful and vulnerable in his need that you...
Two ground squirrels standing by the entrance to their underground burrow
In many places the robin is the harbinger of spring. Here it is when we first see a bright-eyed fuzzy little thing poking its head up above the snow, looking...
Animal trainer Jean Simpson with a brown bear

I keep thinking of offering a duct tape retreat, where we place metaphoric duct tape across our mouths so we are reminded to only speak when something comes from the...

Coyote standing in a grassy field

An Attempt at Translation and Interpretation Between Species with Some Kernels of Truth To It Small animals are as important as big ones. Definitely in their own minds, and in...

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