Earthfire Stories

Tag: Wild Birds
A white wolf and a dark gray wolf howling together

As I walk through the early morning cold, the wolves and coyotes begin their morning howl. I let the beauty of the sound vibrate through me, into me, into every...

Seeds in various stages of germination

Seeds are tiny, magical packets of latent energy and potential, ready to burst forth when conditions are right. They contain the very essence of Life itself: ancient wisdoms and future...

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...

Seeds in various stages of germination

Seeds are tiny, magical packets of latent energy and potential, ready to burst forth when conditions are right. They contain the very essence of Life itself: ancient wisdoms and future...

Sparrow in hand

It’s been snowing and snowing here—a welcome event as that is a normal winter for us. It is what life is adapted to here. Snow insulates the ground and the...

Profile of a bison's head

Foffy the Mustang, Garrett the Farrier, and Bluebell the Displeased Bison Bluebell was not pleased. It is not good when Bluebell is not pleased. She is a massive, powerful, assertive...

Face of a young grizzly bear

I offered Teton a slice of fresh pineapple. He looked at it with disdain. Didn’t bother to even sniff it, just walked away. Stately. He is a mango and pear...

Two adult killdeer birds
Each year they return, their plaintive cries filling the air. They are so utterly charming, those delicate killdeer who arrive as harbingers of spring. In early summer they lay their...
Jean Simpson walking through the rain with a malamute dog

Jean’s New Raincoat I went out to speak to Jean in the spring rain and saw him in his new raincoat with a clothespin sticking out the top of the...

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