Blue Hole: Little Miami River
What is a village? A small place, yes, as wide as the world, layered with histories and stories, where you can walk wherever you want to go. In my vision of that place, a river like the Little Miami runs through it, and still water like the Blue Hole remains as transcendent as the day in 1851 when Robert Duncanson painted it.
Big Water: Lake SuperiorI’ve canoed on Lake Superior for almost as many years as I’ve been losing eyesight. I return year after year like a migrating loon to learn the other side of a slow, uncertain process that we could call “going blind.” After 35 years with the lake as my teacher, I know what lies on the other side. I call it letting go of sight. Read my essay Big Water.
Category Archives: Migrations
Krapu et al 2014 |Spring Migration Ecology of the Nid-continent Sandhill Crane Population | Wildlife Monographs 2014
[Krapu et al 2014] This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA. DOI: 10.1002/wmon.1013 Continue reading
Paul Gruchow: “… the primeval sound rushed in, halfway between a croak and a song, the music of dry bones rattling. It surged and fell in a regular rhythm, like waves of water washing against a shore. . . . The sound of the sandhill cranes is like the roaring of the sea in a conch shell; when you have finally heard it, you recognize that you have always known it. It is like the cry of a loon or the howling of wolves or the warning rattle of a snake, an article in the universal language.” Continue reading
The Lillian Annette Rowe Sanctuary was established in 1974 by the National Audubon Society. Audubon’s vision is to protect and increase essential habitat for cranes, least terns and piping plovers on the Platte River. Continue reading