If you love me, why am I dying?

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Hey there, people-friends. I’ve been on the road, on the go, since early September. Before that, since February, I was out in the boonies running after sage-grouse. So that’s my excuse for the lack of posts. I’ve been wandering around Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, eastern California, Idaho, and now I’m hunkered down in New Mexico for a minute.

I love being nomadic and don’t mind a tiny 20 foot Rpod, but it’s sort of nice to bathe regularly and have a little more space for a minute (Hayduke, my cat, is happy to have some running-around-space also). I really don’t love cooking in trailers, so I’m taking advantage of some serious kitchen time! It’s getting a little out of control…

I’ve seen some pretty great stuff lately, and got to spend some more quality time with my beloved bristlecones, which is something I require for my sanity level. I’ve gotten hundreds of miles of hiking in and worn out a pair of shoes I’ve only had for 2 months. Good stuff, indeed!

Rutting in Wyoming
Mama with 2 young at Red Rock Lakes NWR, Montana
150+ elk herd in Cloud Peak Wilderness, Wyoming. Lots of mating and bugling – Pretty cool experience.
in Wyoming
in Montana
Young in Wyoming

However, I’m having a bit of a rough time with the recent happenings in the US and am absolutely horrified and pretty depressed, because everything I love and care about is now threatened. If Drump has his way, wildlife and environmental regulations will be crushed, public lands are in danger of being seized. (Don’t get me started on women’s rights and healthcare).

It’s been very hard to handle and I’ve gone through a lot of kleenex. Also, I finally did the Instagram thing, so if you’re feeling that, here you go:https://www.instagram.com/hellohammerhead/?hl=en

Below: bison pair in Montana

Also, the blog title is a Boxing Gandhis song with that name.It’s got great lyrics in reference to how we treat the earth. I’ve been listening to this song since the mid 90’s.

You should give it a go!

 

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Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow, 31, is a seasonal field biologist, nature photographer and nomad. She has worked with several federally endangered bird species (including the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo and Piping Plover), sea turtles, and bats all over the United States. She is rarely in one place for more than a few months at a time and her whereabouts are often confusing. Field work has given her great opportunity to travel often and meshes with her passion for wildlife and nature photography perfectly. Through her photography, Jill hopes to convey her love and respect of the natural world.

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow is a seasonal field biologist, nature photographer and nomad. She has worked with several federally endangered bird species (including the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo and Piping Plover), sea turtles, and bats all over the United States. She is rarely in one place for more than a few months at a time and her whereabouts are often confusing. Field work has given her great opportunity to travel often and meshes with her passion for wildlife and nature photography perfectly. Through her photography, Jill hopes to convey her love and respect of the natural world.

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NordbergValerie

I cannot understand why countries want to “re-wild” with animals that have become extinct only for the end result to be a replay of what went before. It seems to me humans will always consist of those who do and those who don’t respect animals and their right to live in their own habitat.

Arlene Labbe

Rich men are allowing the killings.

Sir John Oldcastle

Not using Polar Bears any more? Ah yes, more than ever before in history’!