I have received messages from social media friends who wonder why I am posting less. I'm glad they noticed and I'm happy to explain.
First, I'm still committed to advocating for wolves on The Dodo, Facebook, Google+, Linked In, Rick Lamplugh's Blog, and wherever loyal friends see fit to share my writing.
However, when Mary and I moved recently to just outside of Yellowstone's north gate, Nathan Varley asked me to write feature articles for Yellowstone Reports, the website that he and Linda Thurston run. I could write in my voice and choose any topic that related to Yellowstone, a place I love and have a long history with, including the three winters that Mary and I lived and volunteered at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch. I jumped at the chance.
I write three or four features each month; they are exclusive to Yellowstone Reports. The articles are two to three times as long as my typical social media posts and take correspondingly more time to produce. I also create a slide show that goes with the articles (like my photo of the great blue heron family in a rookery along the Yellowstone River that accompanies this post). This writing and photography limits the time available for creating other pieces, and so I post less elsewhere. The features I've written so far cover a wide range of topics including: