Your Amazing Urban Wildlife Photos

Thanks to everyone who submitted your urban wildlife photos! (Submission is now closed. One submitter chosen at random will win a copy of my new book The Urban Bestiary: Encountering The Everyday Wild.) The photos are wonderful, and I uploaded the first batch (over 100 photos!) to Facebook today. They also …

Baby Crows In Our Midst

This archive post first ran on June 21, 2011 One of the Crow Questions I hear most often is, “Why do I never see baby crows?”  In truth, it is likely that we have all seen plenty of baby crows–but we are misled by the human tendency to conflate “baby-ness” …

“Crow Divebombing Help” – A crow aggression primer for desperate web searchers

My husband Tom, who manages the technical side of this blog, has been watching the search terms that bring traffic to the site. While the random one-off searches can make for interesting reading (today someone found the Tangled Nest by searching for “the world is our tool for love”–I guess …

Thanks, Events, and One Amazing Felted Crow

First, I have to say thank you thank you thank you to all of you who have turned out to my readings and events this past month.  I have been completely overwhelmed and overjoyed at the response to Crow Planet.  Thank you for sitting (and standing) in hot crowded rooms, …

Leucy, A Most Unusual Crow, RIP

My West Seattle neighborhood has been graced, the past few years, by a most unusual crow.  Her actual sex is not definitively known, but those who lived on her street and watched her most closely suggest “she,” so I’ll go with that.  This crow was famous in her small circle, …

Crow Planet Art, and Dive-bombing Crows

Yesterday I was out hanging clothes on the sunny line as the crows in the neighbor’s Douglas fir worked on their nest.  So I just had to share this image from my new book, Crow Planet.  Amazing local artist Dan Cautrell created gorgeous lino-cuts for each chapter.  This one is …

Quid Pro Crow: Gardening Alongside Wildlife

When I planted our peas in March, I chased the crows out of the cherry tree before I started. I was thinking of all the crows I’d seen watching gray squirrels bury their peanuts.  The squirrels are so busy-busy, patting down the soil over their treasure with those bad little …