City Creatures

The Center for Humans and Nature runs a City Creatures blog exploring the relationship between people and creatures in the urban environment. I’ve written a number of pieces for their blog and was pleased when they asked me to contribute an essay for their anthology of nature writing, published by the University of Chicago Press. Edith was once quoted as saying that we must get closer to animals in order to understand the human soul — I believe this to be true.

City Creatures Blog Entries


Moon at nighttime

Earth’s Creatures



Black Bird

Bird in the Hair



Death in the Backyard



Discovery Before Knowledge



Frogging Alone


Mothering in the Suburban Wild