Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ravens Vs. Crows

I stumbled upon a web site,, a while ago, when I was looking for some plant identification stuff.  I also found they have a lot of good information about animals.  By entering you zip code, you can get specific listings about the plants and animals in your area.  Check out the site. Leave a comment here, at MooseBoots, and let me know what you think - maybe you know of similar sites specializing in certain topics.  I would appreciate the link.

Regardless, I signed up for their mailing list.  I just received the latest mailing and thought I would share this article, because I mentioned Ravens a few posts ago. 

Raven, if you did not know, is a trickster like Coyote in many traditions.  Here are a couple of stories I found to demonstrate this point. 

Have I mentioned that I want to learn to tell stories?  I am convinced that storytelling will be important for my growth and subsequent sharing of this wisdom, especially healing stories.  I would enjoy any stories you might have and wish to post here to share.  And so, my journey continues.


  1. I wish I had read the article you linked to last year....In the summer, Ralph and I went camping a few hours north of us and I'm sure the birds at the campgrounds were ravens...I would have looked for beards, as suggested. I'm pretty sure they weren't crows, just because of their size.

    As a big fan of "Animal Speak", I do believe that animals can appear to us as lessons or to show us something, so for me, the awareness is always there. Just last week, I saw a toad as I was cutting the lawn. In itself, it wasn't unusual, we have lots of large stones and favourite spots where they like to hang out and stay cool and damp in the summer, but this was the first time I saw one burrowed in the ground. As I was walking past, I saw the hole first - I assumed a chipmunk had been busy digging up some flower bulbs... When I stopped to inspect, I saw it's eyes looking up at me, and he even started to come out of the hole a bit. When he realized I meant no harm, he just snuggled back into the soil. I looked up toads in Ted Andrew's book right away and was pleased...I guess I'll be doing well at the markets this summer!

    Great post, fellow traveller!

  2. Julie, we, too, have a copy of Animal-Speak. It is well used and loved. As you said, it is always a balancing act trying to make sure it is a message and not just an animal living its normal life.

    I am hoping to see the ravens that Wendy and the grils have seen. Their message must not be for me.

  3. Thanks for that link. It looks like it is going to be real useful. Love the zip code/nature in your area feature - a handy guide for sure.

  4. Casey, you are welcome. I thought that feature was really great, too.

  5. I came across this link with 150 native american legends and thought of you. Enjoy! And happy father's day, too! ~Laura

  6. Laura, thank you. The link did not come through. I look forward to check out the site.

  7. Sorry about that, let's try again...

    and here's another great resource for native american information and how-tos ...


  8. Laura, thank you again. I will check them out.


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