Earthfire Stories

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Grizzly Bear surrounded by aspen trees
A Journal Entry by Environmental Educator Deb Matlock

One of the most beautiful things in life is when we are touched at our very core. When our preconceived notions are shifted dramatically in an instant, when what we...

White dog with black spots and black markings on his face

Odd things happen to all of us at some time or another. A few weeks ago, I woke up after a vivid dream about my dog, Abe. I was at...

Squirrel

I first encountered Skeeter two summers ago, when my husband and I first moved into this apartment. The apartment didn’t have a screen on the back door, but I liked...

Grizzly Bear Laying on snow-covered log

This may not seem like a big deal unless you have bears residing on your property. Then, you’ll spend the winter worrying about them—how CAN they live without food and...

Young wolf standing against the backdrop of the blue sky
Slow and Steady Wins the Race

There are just as many personality differences in animals as there are in people, a concept that becomes more evident to me each time I do my daily rounds. While...

White German Shepherd Dog laying in the middle of a cross-country ski single track

In my personal opinion, it is entirely unnecessary extra exercise to have to cross country ski in deep snow with an 81.4 pound white German shepherd attaching himself to the...

Bobcat walking through deep snow

Winter and an aging bobcat with arthritis? Not a great mix. Better the Bobcat has been ailing for some time. We’ve been trying to figure out what mix of supplements,...

Squirrel eating nuts in a large hole in a tree
Dawn Harrison

One heartwarming part of wildlife rehabilitation is seeing the result of all the efforts put forth. For many released animals, the results are not easily tracked. Raccoons, for instance, don’t...

Raccoons emerging from a crate

The weather was perfect and the girls were ready, so we knew it was the right day for releasing our rehabilitation raccoons. We found the ideal spot with a small...

Large salad with lettuce, carrots, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, and ranch dressing

We received a donation of 30 pounds of organic meat and salmon, much to the delight of the animals. I felt bad for the couple whose freezer decided to stop...

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