Diane Boyd tells true wolf stories — with science & art

“You learned about the wolves by watching the story they’re recording in their tracks…Just like us, every wolf is a very unique individual.” Diane Boyd When Diane Boyd arrived in Montana in 1979, wolves had not inhabited the area in over 40 years. As a young wolf biologist, she was the only woman studying wolves in…

Pam Armtrout talks about being called to paint wolves

“Painting is a gift to me entrusted by my ancestors. I received this gift later in life after traveling down long roads of uncertainty.” Pam Armtrout Pam Armtrout is a self-taught artist in Spokane Valley, Washington who paints animal faces, as well as blends of human and animal faces. Wolves and bears feature prominently in her…

Ruled by the sun: Autumn equinox in Yellowstone

“Don’t move. That’s revolutionary.”  Gary Snyder It was still dark outside — 4:45am at a small cabin outside of Yellowstone. David and I piled the car up with extra layers of clothes and snacks. We were going to meet wildlife filmmaker Bob Landis at his house at 5:35am and follow him into the Park. We got to his…

Bob Landis witnesses Yellowstone wolves

“How important is Bob Landis’ passion for making films about wildlife?…It’s his life. It’s his mind. It’s his body. It’s all of that.”  Connie Landis What happens when you spend four decades in the same place, showing up every day to see what’s happening and documenting it on film? You become an insightful, honest and…

Ryan Law on being with other species

“I think that art can be a vehicle and it doesn’t always have to be an overt connection, but just a connection…The connection has to be (between) that and us…we.”   Ryan Law Ryan Law is a multi-media artist as well as a wildlife rehabilitator who lives in Moscow, Idaho. She takes in and cares for…