I have come to terms with the future.
From this day onward I will walk
easy on the earth. Plant trees. Kill
no living things. Live in harmony with
all creatures. I will restore the earth
where I am. Use no more of its resources
than I need. And listen, listen to what
it is tell me.
M.J. Slim Hooey
We have been honored in our time spent at MuRefuge to witness life beginning and life ending, for example an old buck stopped in his tracks and dying in the field South of our property. We watched over the following days the Turkey vultures clean the carcass, leaving a stunningly beautiful rack atop the skeleton.
Below are just a few pictures of the sentient BEings we have seen here at MuRefuge over the years. Of course they are a plethora not featured here in the pictures; to name a few: weasel, possum, skunk, raccoon, mice, a variety of different kinds of rats, gopher & mole & vole, gopher snake, many insects and birds both year round residents as well as migratory and seasonal birds as well.
|While moving the last of the organic compost from|
MuRefuge's driveway, this California Red-sided Gartersnake
did NOT want to give up its home."
When earlier on another day of moving the compost,
a shed snake skin was laying atop
of the pile as the tarp was removed.
|June 04, 2014|
|June 02, 2014: Mom returned to feed her offspring.|
|February 24, 2013|
|May 21, 2012|
We were filled with gratitude to see the litter of 8, yes, 8!
And the one in the right of this picture caught a meal.
|June 21, 2012|
Humans with an opportunity to see interspecies sharing of the field just to the South of MuRefuge.
|February 05, 2012|
|January 17, 2012|
A pair of foxes seen repeatedly in the early mornings.
Below is the awesome transformation of the Monarch caterpillar to butterfly we here at MuRefuge were ever so fortunate to witness over a six weeks =/-