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Lots of new stuff popping up in the holler. Check out my new blog post at HollerPhenology: http://tennesseehawk.typepad.com/hollerphenology/2018/03/toothwort-flowers-yellow-trout-lily-leaves-and-other-early-risers-in-the-holler-.html#

 

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B.C. court rules American Indigenous man has right to hunt in Canada

This is great news, and an important decision, imo. I’m trying to find the decision document and will come back to share a link if I do.

Warrior Publications

Sinixt Desautel-with-mics Sinixt hunter Richard Desautel outside the Nelson courthouse in March, 2017. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Canadian Press, Dec 29, 2017

Judge rules man’s tribe lived on both sides of the border

An American Indigenous man’s right to hunt in Canada has been upheld by a judge because his ancestors traditionally hunted in this country.

Richard Desautel was charged with violations under British Columbia’s Wildlife Act after he shot and killed a cow elk near Castlegar, B.C. in 2010.

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Sightings in the holler: wood sorrels, blackberry, maple-leaf viburnam, lyreleaf sage, wood thrush – HollerPhenology

I have been recording the presence of wood thrushes for several years, but had not seen active individuals until one flew up out of the grass and landed on a branch, at eye level, only 10 feet or so from me on April 24th. I had my camera but focused on a mental picture so I could double-check the field marks when I got home. I’d have to say that was the most treasured sighting since my last post.

Source: Sightings in the holler: wood sorrels, blackberry, maple-leaf viburnam, lyreleaf sage, wood thrush – HollerPhenology

Earth Day and a drowned out March for Science in the holler – HollerPhenology

It’s wondrous to me how, on so many holler walks, my citizen-scientist-self — focused as it is on phenological details of another life — allows my citizen-philosopher (or some other self) to surface, revealing something new, deepening my relationship with that other being and with the holler as our common home.

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