Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pronghorn Passage goes on tour!

Joe is back in the West after months abroad, snow is melting off (and falling back onto) the high country of western Wyoming, and we are taking Pronghorn Passage on the road.

Emilene and Joe's article about the highway crossing at Trappers' Point was published this morning on WyoFile. Read the story here.

Spread the word about these upcoming presentations. All events are free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 17, 7pm
White Mountain Library in Rock Springs, Wyoming
Hosted by the Wyoming Association of Churches

Wednesday, May 19, 7pm
Domek residence in Cora, Wyoming (call 367-6832 for directions)
Hosted by the Upper Green community

Thursday, May 20, 7pm
Dubois Town Hall in Dubois, Wyoming
Hosted by the Dubois Wildlife Association

Friday, May 21, 7pm
Central Wyoming College, 427 Main Street, Lander Wyoming
Hosted by the Nature Conservancy

The tour is sponsored by the Wyoming Humanities Council.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Upcoming Pronghorn Passage events

With winter slipping toward spring Joe's and my thoughts are turning back to western Wyoming and pronghorn migration that will start in about a month.

In the meantime we'll both be busy before and during the migration. Joe is in Asia camera trapping tigers with Steve Winter and National Geographic. Back in Wyoming, my Creative Writing masters defense of my book about Pronghorn Passage will take place this afternoon.

And we're gearing up for more presentations around the state. I'll be presenting in Cody, Sheridan, and Saratoga in April. When Joe returns to the U.S., we'll present together in Rock Springs, Pinedale, and Dubois. Keep an eye on our presentation schedule at the Pronghorn Passage website. And you can read about the upcoming Cody and Sheridan presentations today in the Casper Star.

Thanks and keep an eye on those pronghorn in your area to see if, when, and where they undertake their own spring migrations.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Presentation at UW

Talked to Joe for a while on the phone yesterday. He is in New York City preparing camera equipment to go on assignment with National Geographic photographer Steve Winter, the same photographer I was assistant to for the snow leopard story in India three years ago. Tomorrow they fly for Thailand. Joe is one step closer to his life dream of becoming a National Geographic photographer. Can't wait to hear about his adventures with Steve in Asia.

Meanwhile, back in pronghorn-land, I want to invite you to come one, come all to a showing of Pronghorn Passage in Laramie!

Wednesday, February 10, 7pm
UW campus, Classroom Building 310

Spread the word. I am hoping for a big turnout.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Presentations and the Domek Fam

It's been awhile so here are the latest Pronghorn Passage happenings. I had a great fall migration fieldwork season, here are two of my favorite pictures. Both of these pictures are from locations that Emilene found during the fall 2008 migration. So I had to wait a year and then set up cameras during this past fall 2009 migration.

These pictures are special to me because they highlight the partnership Emilene and I have on this project, there is no way I could have made either one of these pictures if it wasn't for Emilene showing me where to set up my camera traps. Also, I had a camera at each location for the entire fall migration period and got one "good" picture at each location. It took a long time to get each picture, but in the end, it all paid off.

There are multiple Pronghorn Passage presentations planned for February and this spring, check out this one at the University of Wyoming on February 10th. If you live in Wyoming, you can schedule presentations through the Wyoming Humanities Council. Emilene will be giving the majority of the presentations as I will be out of the country on a different assignment this spring.

And finally, I want to tell you about a family that has helped Emilene and I throughout the course of our project. They have become dear friends to both of us. The Domek family (Mark, Pat, Callie, Sara) live in the Upper Green River Basin in a small cabin that Mark built with local timber. Whenever I was in the southern part of the corridor I stayed at their home, they fed me home cooked tasty meals every single time I showed up. I will never forget the wonderful conversations that we had by their woodstove with tea or wine in hand, these moments will stay with me well beyond Pronghorn Passage.

Here is a picture from this past summer, Sara Pat Callie and I having dinner at the sheep camp near their cabin. Some people say that your life can be measured by the friendships you make, and I believe it.