A beautiful forest at dusk.

Between Nature and Civilization

I spend about half my time camping on National Forest lands and half in or near a city. My last sojourn into the wilderness lasted about a month. So, I was not surprised that I accumulated a wild roommate. I met my mouse along the St. Joe River while I was packing up in preparation…

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Woe is Me

  Many animals went extinct in the 20th century, including the following. For a complete list click here. Passenger Pigeon Arizona jaguar Bali tiger Barbary lion Caribbean monk seal Caspian tiger Culebra Island parrot Falkland Island fox Ivory-billed woodpecker Japanese wolf Laughing owl Desert rat kangaroo Narborough Island tortoise Madagascan serpent eagle Seychelles swallowtail butterfly…