Going Feral: Field Notes on Wonder and Wanderlust

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In these deeply personal and intellectually curious essays, Heather Durham explores wild America weaving the unique perspectives of trained ecologist, inquisitive philosopher, and restless nomad, probing intricacies of the natural world as profoundly as she does herself. She wanders from New England vernal pools to Pacific Northwest salmon runs, Rocky Mountain pine forests to Desert Southwest sage flats in search of adventure, solace, authenticity, and belonging in the more-than-human world. Part scientifically-informed nature writing, part soul-searching memoir, Going Feral is the story of a human animal learning to belong to the earth. 

“These essays range far, challenge comfort, reveal grace, and often end on landing-points
of shocking rightness, in language as lush and right as that world it conveys.
A reader could be stirred up here, could be reminded to wander
a little (or a lot), could be inspired to shut up and hunker down
and let the awkward perfection of the wild reveal itself.
Something like hope could appear. Something like spirit.”

– David Oates, author of The Heron Place and Paradise Wild: Re-imagining American Nature

About the Author


Heather Durham has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction and a Master of Science in Ecology, and has spent much of her adult life working in the fields of environmental education, wildlife conservation, and natural areas restoration, and then writing about her adventures in the wilds.Heather is a graduate of Anake Outdoor School and currently works at Wilderness Awareness School as an administrative assistant, though she occasionally gets to assist with adult programs involving her passions of writing and bird language.


General info:
ISBN-10: 0578442817
ISBN-13: 978-0578442815

Paperback: 205 pages
Publisher: Wandering Aengus Press 

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

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