Archive for April 2017

April 2017: Springtime in the Rockies

  Montana holds a number of very interesting weather-related records. This screen photo of the MontanaKids.com website gives some of the details. While Montana is well known for holding the lowest recorded temperature in the contiguous 28 states of the US, it is less well known for the records it holds for temperature changes. As…

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April 2017: Will the Drama Ever End

Over the years, we have had a lot of exciting events occur at the ospreys’ nest. Some have been incredibly joyful, such as chicks hatching and fledging, BIG fish deliveries, and the return of the adults each spring. Some events have been scary and have had our web-camera viewers holding their breath. Attacks by eagles,…

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April 2017: Wildlife Film on the Schedule

Dunrovin Ranch is very excited to be collaborating with the International Wildlife Film Festival to broadcast twelve of their 2017 films. We have selected a broad range of subjects with a special emphasis on birds. All of the broadcasts can be found at 1) www.DaysAtDunrovin.com/DunrovinPresents is free and open to the public; and 2) our…

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April 2017: Foal Watch Begins

It’s a good thing Kola needed his rabies booster shot. At Dunrovin, we have been trundling along with Lady Lonza’s pregnancy, not involving the veterinarian, as we did not think it necessary. However, because I had to take Kola in, I mentioned that Lonza was coming due and that I had not noticed any development,…

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April 2017: Returning to My True Self

Returning to My True Self by Melissa Barcroft   When I told some friends in Missoula I was going to be joining the team at Dunrovin Ranch, some were perplexed. “We didn’t know you were into horses,” they said. How strange it seemed that my closest friends didn’t know this. But when I heard the…

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April 2017: Riding the White Horse Home

Even though Teresa Jordan wrote her lovely and moving family memoir in 1993, it is anything but dated. Her life of growing up in the remote, rough landscape of Wyoming’s Iron Mountain among a far-flung yet close-knit community of ranchers dedicated to their challenging livelihoods—so intimately bound to the land—and her need to migrate away…

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April 2017: Honoring Earth Day with Hobie

Widening Your Circle of Compassion by Hobie Hare Author: Hobie Hare A human being is part of the whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a…

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April 2017: Sterling at the First Earth Day

          The First Earth Day by Sterling Miller In 1969, I was a first-year graduate student at the University of Washington taking an interdisciplinary class on the environment, which attracted students from a very diverse set of disciplines—from biologists (like me) to engineers and social scientists.  The course was taught by…

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April 2017: Women’s Voices for the Earth

Women’s Voices for the Earth by Bryony Schwan “Why do we need a women’s environmental organization?” was the refrain I constantly heard from foundations in late 1994 when I was trying to start Women’s Voices for the Earth. I had been involved in local environmental issues for many years by then, volunteering for several organizations…

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April 2017: Kelli Goes Crazy for Harriet

It is not something easily conveyed, this love we have for a bird that knows or cares nothing for us. In describing the ardor that surrounds the stars of nest web cameras, the uninitiated sometimes roll their eyes as if talking with a small child who clearly does not understand the ways of the world.…

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