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Nature and the power of place

Over the last year and a half or so I have noticed a shift in the way I think about nature and the natural world. At one point during a zoom workshop about nature-writing, I surprised myself (and the other participants) by starting to cry. It helped me understand that I process all sorts of…

Encouraging children to engage with nature

Content warning – violence towards animals In previous posts I’ve mentioned that I believe the worldview of influential adults plays a large part in a child’s openness to engage with (or continue engaging with) the natural world. In this post I will outline some of the ways that I attempt to encourage my three-year-old to…

My approach to identifying Brazilian birds

When I was growing up in the UK, my dad was my default bird identifier and his general knowledge about natural history, wildlife and birdlife was something else. So I don’t remember often searching for information about birds since Dad taught us to recognise most local birds from an early age and those I didn’t…

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