Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears


DRAGONFLY
Mosquito never had a chance
When dragonfly asked, Shall we dance?

She waltzed mosquito north and south,
He jitterbugged into her mouth.

Gotcha! grinned sly dragonfly,
Hovering lightly in the sky.

Then with a thrumm she sped away,
Who else would like to dance today?


BEAR
Discovering the tracks of bear
Can bring on quite a little scare.

You hope you don’t—you hope you do—
See the bears ahead of you.

If you’re careful, if you wish,
You’ll find your brown bears eating fish.

Or scratching up against a tree,
Itching bear behinds with glee.


SNOWSHOE HARE
Oh my gosh, I’ve got to run,
Lynx is here to spoil the fun.

My feet are built to tread the snow
But so are hers, you ought to know.

Oh no, she’s gaining—a spurt of speed—
Am I to be her bunny feed?!

Zig, zag, dash—I’m past her,
Today my furry feet are faster!

I never ever want to lose
My lucky little running shoes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Selected Works

Children's Books
A rollicking romp of raven hijinks.
A humorous rhyming revue of 15 northern animals.
Nonfiction
A guide to the remarkable animals, plants, and natural features of the northern Rocky Mountains.
A guide to the remarkable animals, plants, and natural features of Alaska.
Seasonal excursions of wildlife discovery