Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How to Participate

WILD READers Everywhere! Introduce yourself by posting a comment!
You do NOT have to be a "member" of anything to join this discussion.
  1. Click directly on the "Comments" link underneath the posting
  2. Type your comment in the box
  3. Below your comment, select how you want to your name to appear. Click on the "Comment as: Select profile" drop down. The PREFERRED selection here is Name/URL. Simply type your name and leave a URL (ie. fws.gov or tnc.org) or leave a link to your Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter account)
  4. Click on PREVIEW and type out the word verification you see in the box
  5. To finalize things, push "Post Comment"
  6. Now you are an official WILD READer!!

91 comments:

Kevin said...

SIgning Up

Heather said...

Excited for the America's Wild Read discussions to begin!

David_Gonzales said...

Excellent book, spreading the word, encouraging others to read and discuss. Thanks of the opportunity.

Anita said...

Joined today 4/27/2011

Canicas said...

Such a neat idea! Looking forward to the discussion!

Lyn said...

Hi, nice to meet you!

Dorothy Birch said...

Can't wait to start reading!

Deborah said...

What fun!

Anne G said...

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone on the wild read!

Joseph said...

Great choice of books! Love Leopold, his books have always been a catharsis for me. Billings,Mt.

Lisa said...

I enjoy reading and working for the NPS. This is a great way to combine the two! :)

Chuck Hagner said...

This is a really fun idea. Thanks for hosting! I look forward to participating.

Jeremy McClain said...

Count me in!

Sandy Bloom said...

Bravo WILDREADS team! This virtual book club uses the power of literature "to explore and celebrate the natural world and our relationship within it." Also the mission of our grassroots Potomac Valley Nature Writing Group here in the WV panhandle. http://potomacvalleynaturewritinggroup.blogspot.com/

Andie said...

Spring in all its wildness and glory--a wonderful time to recommit to reading and reflecting on the natural world.

Anonymous said...

put me in coach--I'm ready to play !

Jane Hoffman said...

Joining a book club has been on my bucket list and now this great opportunity has come along. I look forward to sharing ideas and hope to meet those of you who will be attending the Conserving the Future conference in July.

Guy said...

A day late, as usual, but I'm glad to be here. Look forwards to some interesting discussion.

WILD READ Team said...

Love the enthusiasm here! Please go to Moderator Curt Meine's new post and leave a comment. http://wildread.blogspot.com/2011/05/green-fire-and-land-ethic-by-curt-meine.html

giniajim said...

Great idea, hope I can sign in, the sign in process (which I've seen before) is a bit temperamental!

foolishgrin said...

I'm so excited to be a part of this group, sharing old favorites and discovering new ones with kindred spirits!

Robert Michael Pyle said...

There's never been a thing said or written more apt, wise, or needful than Aldo's basic ethic:

"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise."

If this were widely followed, or even attempted, we might have a chance.

Robert Michael Pyle
Gray's River, Washington

phnix_risin@ said...

Sorry to post late, just found the site. I think this is a great idea!!

Hope said...

I look forward to participating in this. Having recently re-read A Sand County Almanac, I was spellbound, and amazed to find how pertinent the concepts still are.

Jared P. Burton said...

Glad to be jumping on the train, even if a little late! I'm looking forward to this educational discussion.

Emily said...

Likewise...glad to be here if a little late. Thanks for doing this - I'm looking forward to it!

Preeti said...

I'm also late, but super excited for this! Even if I don't participate actively, I'm really looking forward to reading discussion and learning through news books and essays!

Dorothy Amatucci said...

Wow! Just added this to my summer reading list!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! Especially for an insomniac that reads at 4am. Now I can write to you, lucky people instead of sitting on my hands-waiting for the sun to rise or my eyes to close.

-jessica butts

WILD READ Team said...

Hello, all - we're so glad to have you join us!

Today's your last opportunity to share your thoughts and comments with this week's moderator, Will Stolzenburg. Take a look at his most recent post, and tell us what you think!

Magdalena Tsiongas said...

Signing Up!

P. Dineen said...

Just heard about this today. Sounds like a great idea.

Anonymous said...

signing up, I will begin reading at camp

michael_gale said...

So excited about this! Check out the blog this week for our discussion of "The Launch" with my colleague and friend Danielle Brigida from the National Wildlife Federation.

gracecwalton said...

This will be the first time for me doing these discussions. Hopefully, I'm not too behind. But so far I have enjoyed the book!

ChamaeleonSky said...

just looking for something good to read

jazminhumboldt said...

Late to the party, but looking forward to starting with the August book after we return from three weeks on the John Muir Trail!

Elaine said...

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Len said...

Very interested to learn more. I work in Afghanistan - home to the snow leopard.

Bob said...

Fighting for cougars (Puma concolor) in Washington State, supporting wolf pack expansion, reading, learning. While this will be fun, the outcome is serious. I will steal every well-tuned remark from you folks to better my presentations and lobbying efforts. So give your best shots and I'll grow from your efforts, and become more effective.

Mark LaRoux said...

It's a nightmare to set this up, but I think this works now. I look forward to the discussion.

Wendy Hagewood said...

I look forward to joining in September.

WILD READ Team said...

Wendy,

I hope you have voted for our September book (see menu item "Next WILD READ?" Looking like we may be reading Robert Michael Pyle's The Thunder Tree!!!

Sherry Plessner said...

Started reading The Thunder Tree - looking forward to Sunday!

burt patte said...

I will lurk on the sidelines.

Paul Hoy said...

Signing up late...ordered the book...

Shannon Downey said...

This initiative is very exciting to me. Scientific data seldom speaks to the heart, but motivation to change comes only from the heart and spirit. Stories and songs speak to that.
Sorry to have missed The Wolf's Tooth discussion - I bought the book on a whim!

Cristina Eisenberg said...

Dear Shannon,

A few years ago, Bob Pyle wrote an evocative poem while in Residence at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest (an old-growth forest USDA Forest Service research station). His poem, entitled, "What Scientists See but Cannot Say," has stayed with me ever since, and is about what scientists experience while working in landscapes, but don't often communicate. In August I presented an invited paper at the Society for Ecological Restoration International Meeting in Merida, Yucatan, on this topic. I opened it with Bob Pyle's beautiful poem. In my presentation, "Writing Science: What Scientists See but Cannot Say," I noted that our stories as scientists, sometimes best told using tawny grammar, are essential to engage people and advance conservation. There was a whole panel on this topic, with 6 papers presented. One of the presenters was my editor, Barbara Dean, at Island Press. I hope that some of the scientists in attendance went away with a fresh appreciation of the importance of telling our stories. Groups such as WILD READ offer an effective way of sharing our stories with a wider audience. Thank you for buying my book, please let me know if you have any questions/comments about it.

WILD READ Team said...

Read Bob Pyle's poem "What Scientists See but Cannot Say."

Bob Pyle said...

Gosh, thank you, Cristina, for reading my poem in Merida for Barbara and others--I am deeply flattered. And thanks to the Wild Read Team for posting the poem. I cannot add much to it from this remove, Shannon, so I hope it speaks a little bit to your point. Science and song are flip-sides of this story of change, adaptation, reverence, and resolve. I think that may be what Nabokov had in mind when he asked, more or less, "Is there not a high ridge, where the mountainside of scientific knowledge meets the opposite slope of artisitic imagination?"

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Katherine Krause said...

Signing up, and have a book to suggest.

WILD READ Team said...

We would love to know your book suggestion, Katherine...

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Julian Hoffman said...

Fascinating idea! Looking forward to exploring these paths and words.

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So glad to have found you, Wild Read. Greetings from Alaska.

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Would John Hartig be interested in doing a couple of book signings in Jackson and E. Lansing later in the year?

Thanks
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Sierra Club Central Michigan Group

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