Author Archives: CarolPatterson

How to sex a marmot from 100 meters Posted on by CarolPatterson

“Stop!” I screeched at my husband as he scrambled over granite rocks looking for the perfect place to rest. “There’s a marmot right above you!” Colin looked up at golden-mantled ground squirrel and kept walking, knowing he was far enough … Read More

Crocodile rock Posted on by CarolPatterson

(story by Carol Patterson originally printed in Red Deer Advocate Saturday February 7, 2015) Costa Rica’s 111-kilometer long Tarcoles River is one of the most polluted water bodies in Latin America. Plastic and paper litters the brown water’s edge and … Read More

Eight things you don’t know about Sheridan, Wyoming Posted on by CarolPatterson

1. A lot of wealthy people live here. The private airport is bigger than the public airport (handy for those private jets) and gorgeous horseflesh peeps across the fences at sprawling country estates. Forrest Mars Jr. (grandson of the founder … Read More