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Canada Nature Magazine with Nature Journal, Essays and Nature Photos


An Online Canadian Nature Journal

Photos and Poetry, Essays and Articles on Environment, Ecology, B.C. Mountains and Rain Forest Wilderness

Have you ever hiked to the top of a ten-thousand foot mountain? Stood eye-to-eye with a cougar, bear or deer? Sat down on a road to protect your watershed? Made a fire by rubbing sticks together?

Whether you have done these things or not, my hope is to give you a glimpse at nature's vast beauty: with nature photos from the Canadian wilderness, essays from the B.C. interior rainforest, articles on environmental protection and nonviolence, and poetry from the heart of a natural lifestyle.

There's more than one wilderness adventure here, and more than one appeal for ecology. Indeed, more than one voice calling for more than a politics of survival. I invite you to join my quest for a deeper understanding and appreciation of what it is to live a natural life.

--Nowick Gray

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Forest Walks and Other Breathing Exercises - by Nowick Gray

Deep Summer - a true tale of sun and moon, 3 bears and a man, paradise and the fall

The Meaning of Life - a walk through the meadow grass

False Forks and Empty Graves - portents and choices on a dark day in March

The Homeland - back to the tropical forest of now

The Curtain of Trees - caught in the human drama

Climbing Mount Cooper - rock and snow, pride and mortality

Before the World Burns - at a primitive skills gathering

No More - walking meditation on ethics of logging

Entering the Tunnel - telescope seeks light through current forest impasse...

Of Ducks, Trucks and Bucks - tweaking the homestead economy

Suite Talk - poetic notes from the forest

Most of the above selections now appear (with other essays and stories) in the 2014 collection, My Country: Essays and Stories from the Edge of Wilderness.

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Cougar Suite: CatTracks

Visit from a Young Cougar

Cat Tracks - at a fresh kill

Cliffhanger: from the cougar's journal

CatScat: the wanderer

Reflections in melting snow

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