Enchanted by the Wild

My New Book from WSU Press

Beyond the Wonder: An Ecologist's View of Wild Alaska by Thomas Bancroft

The narrator embarks on a week-long trip to Alaska’s Katmai Peninsula to photograph bears, but other thoughts soon lurk in his mind: his life, family, and career, as well as the evolution of birds, geological processes, and how nature shaped our social system.

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Sounds of the Wild Country

Sound recordings of bird songs by Thomas Bancroft.

Horse Spring Coulee lies east of Loomis, Washington, in Okanogan County. The plateau is above Spectacle Lake, and during the Pleistocene, water was thought to have flowed down the coulee when ice blocked the valley below. The upper part of the coulee is covered in sagebrush and full of birds. This album is a collection of bird songs recorded there.

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HUMILITY IN TIME: THINKING LIKE A GLACIER IN SINLAHEKIN VALLEY

The Sinlahekin Valley from the top of Cecile Creek Moraine. An essay by Thomas Bancroft.

North, the hill plunges over 600 feet. South, it drops a similar elevation in increments. The hilltop is maybe a hundred feet wide, flat, and stretches a hundred yards or more perpendicular to the valley’s western wall before descending in stair steps to the creek running north. My mind tries to comprehend time and what has happened to sculpt the amazing configuration of this valley.

Read More & See More Photographs here

https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/humility-in-time-thinking-like-a-glacier-in-the-sinlahekin-valley

From: Mountaineer: Spring 2024 Volume 118: 28-31.

  • Two young brown bears wrestle between fishing for lunch at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park.
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