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Wolves again

I wrote a post earlier this year entitle Wolves (about a book entitled A Wolf Named Romeo by Nick Jans). Unfortunately I skipped ahead when I was part way through and when I found out that the wolf would die, I knew I couldn’t finish the book (though I hope to one day).

Anyway, perhaps this article I’m writing about today will give the wolves up in California a better chance. It’s entitled “Wolf’s Return to California Stirs Debate by Jim Carlton at the Wall Street Journal. I’m also going to take my kids to our Endangered  Wolf Center here in St. Louis for their annual Wolf Fest. That should help too. To quote some old friends up in northern Minnesota, Ahh-woooooo!

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

Dogs & Wolves

I took the day off today, a mental health day as it were and so my main objective was to clean out the backlog of newspapers sitting on my closet shelf. I would have mowed the lawn but it was near 100 degrees outside and so inside it was.

Anyway, I came across this article from a couple of years ago entitled “A Dog That Goes Way Back:” by Jack Hitt over at the New York Times. It immediately reminded me of the book A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans that I started a while back (and my daughter even read for a while) but unfortunately I peeked ahead and the ending wasn’t what we hoped it would be.

The article however, is a good read and one that definitely adds to my knowledge of dogs. I might have to show it to my daughter as she loves dogs and continues to look for a way to get me one. Unfortunately I’m gone nearly twelve hours a day and that makes it impossible as far as I can tell. Just don’t try telling her.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

 

 

Wolves

I don’t normally write two post in a night but this article unfortunately caught my eye over at the Scientific American Extinction Countdown blog entitled “Alaska’s Rare Alexander Archipelago Wolves Nearly Wiped Out in 1 Year” By John R. Platt. It reminded me of the book A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans. Just tragic.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

Oh Romeo, Oh Romeo, where art though?

Okay, so who is this Romeo that I’m talking about? Well in my case it’s the wolf in the book I was reading (until my daughter started reading it) entitled A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans.

That said I was reminded of Romeo when I started reading this article, “Some Germans Really Are Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf” by Andrea Thomas over at the Wall Street Journal. Some perceptions never change.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

Wolves

I was down at the library the other day returning the book I just finished, Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor (an excellent book on the topic of the dark by the way) when I came across a book that just spoke to me, A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans. Like the aforementioned book, this feels like an easy read. I’ll keep you posted.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Merry Christmas to the wolves

It appears that the wolves in Michigan, Minnesota (my adopted home state) and Wisconsin have won a reprieve. This according to the article “Christmas Gift for Gray Wolves in Three States” by Alicia Graf over at the Environmental News Network.

Merry Christmas!

 

Green Librarian

Wolves & rivers, rivers & wolves

It seems like every time I turn around I get an e-mail asking for my help to contact someone or give money to help wolves. I remember as a youngster listening to wolves up north in Minnesota around our cabin.

This video over at Yahoo! entitled “How Wolves Can Alter the Course of Rivers” I think it really shows how wolves affect ecosystems and the world around them. Which reminds me, I need to take my kids to our Endangered Wolf Center this year and let my kids see these amazing creatures.

Maybe one of these years, when we head up north, they’ll get the opportunity to truly experience what I did.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Howling winds tonight

When I think of the howling wind outside, I’m taken back to the sound of a howling wolf. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a wolf sanctuary somewhere up in southern Indiana with an amazing old friend of mine who passed away several years ago, Bob Yorko. So when saw this article the other day in our local paper, I thought of him.

The article is entitled “Illinois Preps for Possibility of Wolf Population” by Michael Tarm at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. These days I think now of taking my daughter to our local wolf sanctuary here in St. Louis, the Endangered Wolf Center. If you have the same plans buat don’t know where one is, check out this article over at Inhabitat entitled”How to Find a Wolf Sanctuary Near You and Meet Some Wild Wolves” by Jill Fehrenbacher.

Sweet Dreams!

 

Green Librarian

Howling at the moon

Okay, so if I started howling at the moon, you would know that I’m not a wolf but if you heard a wolf howl, would you recognized who it was? We’ll, according to this story over at LiveScience entitled “Computer Identifies Individual Wolves’ Howls” Marc Lallanilla, there is a way to do that.

Even with all of the variables, like the number of wolves or the weather, they are still able to identify the wolf over 97 percent of the time. That is truly amazing.

Aooooooo!

 

Green Librarian

Wolves around the world

It  seem that no matter where you live, the battle between man and wolf exists. As they continue to face an uphill battle for existence here in the United States, the latest story of their struggle can be found half-way around the world in the French Alps. This according Scott Sayare over at the New York Times with this article, “As Wolves Return to French Alps, A Way of Life is Threatened“.

Meanwhile, like many others, I will continue to support them. Just today, I found this awesome Red Wolf t-shirt over at Lands End. You can see a picture of it here.  To learn more about Red or Mexican Gray wolves, check out the Endangered Wolf Center website or visit them out in Eureka, Missouri, just west of St. Louis.

Howling into the Night!

 

Green Librarian