Category Archives: Nature

Al-Tawil of the Moon

In the forest, alone tonight The shadows dance with your moonlight The moon, the earth’s great satellite Illuminates, to my delight The icy crystals, you excite The darkest forest, you ignite In this, your glow, our souls unite Embrace me here till the twilight

Wilderness and the Christian Mind

A Christian defense against the Book, Wilderness and the American Mind. “Their Bible contained all they needed to know in order to hate the wilderness.” -Roderick Frazier Nash, in “Wilderness & the American Mind” My Macedonian Call When I first decided to devote my further education and ministry to creation care and environmental theology, I …

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The Horsemen of El Cedro and the Westernization of the World.

19th century dogsledding explorer, the first to climb Mount McKinley, Episcopal Missionary, and a hero of mine, Hudson Stuck once wrote: “The time threatens when all the world will speak two or three great languages, when all the little tongues will be extinct and all the little peoples swallowed up, when all costume will be …

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How Birds Share Resources With Other Birds

Bird Foraging Activity in Ashuelot Park: Determining forage similarities between bird species based on tree selection. September, 2014 Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes Ashuelot Park, Keene, New Hampshire INTRODUCTION: Foraging selectivity amongst insect syntopic gleaning birds has been an area of great interest to researchers for decades. It is deduced that niche foraging selection on various tree …

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The Confession of A Recovering Plunderer.

hayes@missionwilderness.org Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes A Reflection on the author and the book
Business Lessons learned by a Radical Industrialist
by Ray Anderson 11/20/2014 Written by a self proclaimed “recovering plunderer,” the book- Business Lessons learned by a Radical Industrialist- is certainly a must read for the pragmatic environmentalist. While many that are purely environmentally minded seem annoyed …

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Hudson Stuck on the Westernization of the World

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY BEFORE IT IS GONE- Dogsledding explorer, the first to climb Mount McKinley, Episcopal Missionary, and a personal hero of mine, Hudson Stuck once wrote: “The time threatens when all the world will speak two or three great languages, when all the little tongues will be extinct and all the little peoples swallowed up, …

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What does a Maine Lobsterman, a Brazilian Native Fisherman and an Athabaskan Trapper Have in Common? Family, and Territory.

Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes Comparative Ecological Analysis
December, Critical Review Ecological, cultural, and economic approaches to managing artisanal fisheries By: Alpina Begossi In this ambitious paper, Alpina Begoss sought to deal with various facets of both the cultural and institutional ecology of an artisanal fishing community of Caicaras in the village of Paraty, Rio de Janeiro State, …

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The most endangered cat in the world: What is being done? What should be done?

A Critical Review of “Dynamics And Viability Of A Metapopulation of the Endangered Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)” Pilar Gaona, Pablo Ferrerras, and Miguel Delibes November 1, 2014 In the research under consideration, researchers applied metapopulation models to the endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) populations of the Donana National Park in the Iberian peninsula of Spain. …

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My reflections on the book, Let My People Go Surfing

Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes hayes@missionwilderness.org By Yvon Chouinard November 1, 2014 The book “Let My People Go Surfing” by Yvon Chouinard was required reading for our Building Sustainable Organizations class in grad school. I was certain our professor had read many of the same ideas rephrased by students rushed to meet all their assignment and life …

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Sacrificial Lambs & Dairy Goats: 
From Merely Salvaging the Environment to Enriching it.

Reflections on Cradle to Cradle
 By William McDonough & Michael Braungart
October 1, 2014 hayes@misionwilderness.org “The earth will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation.” -Albert Einstein Homesteading with my family, I often noted humorously to my friends that I had the most “environmentally friendly” lawn …

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