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Beth Surdut
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wildlife artist, writer, naturalist, creator ofThe Art of Paying Attention on NPR in Tucsonlistening to ravens, paddling with alligators
wildlife artist, writer, naturalist, creator ofThe Art of Paying Attention on NPR in Tucsonlistening to ravens, paddling with alligators

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Inspector Gila was busy this morning, negotiating the barrel cactus in
front of my desk. The male woodpeckers sport what looks like a red
lipstick streak on their heads. Their voices, clearly heard, even when
competing with traffic noise, sound like sque...
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Paying Attention: Fierce beauty
photo: Beth Surdut 2018 I'd been looking down for snakes as I walked in the desert heat,  but when when I came round the bend,  I immediately sensed I was being watched. The Cooper's hawk was wary,  in the way that predators are,  but we both knew who had t...
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The Kill
The Kill
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I only eat what I am willing to kill
The Kill ©Beth Surdut 2018   Fill a paper bag with a branch dressed in dry leaves. Shake the bag hard, vigorously That’s the sound of death wrestling with innocence. On a day where heat drags at you like a demanding child, The tree flapped and rustled Leave...
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Townsend's Bat drawing by Beth Surdut Author and illustrator Beth Surdut listens to ravens, and has paddled with alligators in wild and scenic places.
She also knows a place in Tucson where the nightlife is really swingin'... LISTEN Paying Attention: Bats ©...
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Paying Attention:The Adventures of HoHum, the Great Horned Owl
The Adventures of HoHum, the Great Horned Owl © Beth Surdut 2017 From the moment I spotted the two Great Horned Owl chicks—their
big-eyed fuzzy heads rising above their bulky nest-- the larger one,
would watch me. If I bobbled my head, that chick would m...
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