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Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
De la Paz, Oliver, 1972-
Yu, Ning, 1955-
Beaver Seasons: A Whatcom Phenology is a journal exploring seasonal changes across several beaver-shaped habitats in Whatcom County, Washington. Drawn especially from the author's work co-stewarding one hundred acres of conserved land, the journal's entries reflect on phenology in the lives of beavers and other species who benefit from the ecosystems they create. Inspired by the Japanese form of haibun, the author shapes these events in verse and compressed prose meditations to reckon with nature's cycles, changes, and interconnections in his travel through the year. Through curious and compassionate pursuit, the author seeks new ways to be grateful for the places of which he is a part.
Western Washington University
Whatcom County (Wash.)
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Rich, Rob, "Beaver Seasons: A Whatcom Phenology" (2016). WWU Masters Thesis Collection. 490.