All Journal entries and photos by Katherine Jurgens – unless otherwise noted or quoted.
Hello. Welcome to Cry Wild’s Journal. That’s a nicer word than “blog,” don’t you think? Blog blog blog can too readily devolve into blah blah blah, whereas a “journal,” at least this journal, invites you to participate in a journey. Our destination: the realm of all things wild and wonderful. Our guides: the scientists, writers, artists and wildlife we meet along the way.
Some paths will lead us to individuals and organizations dedicated to protecting and conserving wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation and release programs. Others will intersect with the work of artists, writers and photographers who inspire empathy and reconnection to the natural world, all will explore and discuss what the discoveries we make reveal about how we humans fit into Nature’s overall big picture.
“You have to understand to care,” says Maggie Howell, director of the Wolf Conservation Center of New York – our journey’s first port of call.
The Wolf Conservation Center, like many of the endeavors that will be featured here, affords onsite and online public education programs, opportunities to sustain its work through donations and a legislator link to promote citizen advocacy.
Yes, calling or writing your government representatives and speaking up for wildlife and the wilderness counts as a valuable contribution, because, as
R.D. Lawrence often said: “Writers have the last word.”
“Happy Birthday R.D. Lawrence – A Centenary Celebration”
September 2021 – The Cry Wild Journal will for the coming year periodically feature the anecdotes and musings of those who knew R.D. Lawerence, whether personally or through correspondence.
“From No Reply to Reply All”
August 2021 – Wildlife Biologists and other Wolf Advocates are hoping the general public will join their call for science-based stewardship and more respectful relations with wolves. Advocacy Groups and their contact information appears at the bottom of this entry. Please consider lending your voice and support to their work.
“Fa La La Local Giving”
Holiday Season 2020 – A gift giving guide for those who prefer to support local wildlife charities.
“The Wolf Conservation Center of New York”
Lockdown Spring 2020 – Learning about wolves is key to protecting wolves. If you want to discover how and why that’s true … click the button below. Thank you.
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