In the course of my nature and writing project I have inevitably come across some great resources and I do try to include links to these either in the posts they pertain to or in the monthly round ups. But of course, not everything fits into neat boxes, so here’s a few resources you might want to check out if you enjoy nature writing.
NB, all descriptions taken from their websites
Bimblings: Josie George is a writer living in Staffordshire in the West Midlands and, thanks to an atypical body, rarely goes anywhere at all. Her blog is a chronicle of that not going anywhere: daily windows into a small, slow life that covers an area of less than a square mile but finds richness within it. You could say it’s the least adventurous travel blog you’ll ever read, or the most. You’ll have to decide for yourself.
Women on Nature: A chance to support the publication of an anthology of modern nature writing by women. It will be an anthology to look at writing about nature from a new and different perspective and to illuminate the writing of women, over the centuries and up to the present day, who have written about and are writing now about the natural world in the islands of Britain, Ireland and the outlying islands of our archipelago.
Caught by the River began as an idea, a vision and a daydream shared between friends one languid bankside spring afternoon. It was conceived as an online meeting place for pursuits of a distinctly non-digital variety: walking, fishing, looking, thinking. Birdsong and beer. Adventure and poetry. Life’s small pleasures, in all their many flavours. It was – and still is – about stepping out of daily routines to re-engage with nature. Finding new rhythms. Being.
Zoomorphic: a magazine dedicated to writing that deepens our connection with wildlife and the more-than-human world.
Elementum: A journal of nature and story. Their vision is to produce a publication about getting back to what really matters through nurturing our connection to the natural world. Constantly inspired and fascinated by the living world around us, we believe that in better understanding it we will better understand our place within it, our responsibilities and the possibilities open to us.
Orion: Through writing and art that explore the connection between nature and culture, Orion inspires new thinking about how humanity might live on Earth justly, sustainably, and joyously.
Center for Humans and Nature: partners with some of the brightest minds to explore human responsibilities to each other and the more-than-human world. We bring together philosophers, ecologists, artists, political scientists, anthropologists, poets and economists, among others, to think creatively about a resilient future for the whole community of life.
Smithsonian Magazine: places a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution — science, history, art, popular culture and innovation — and chronicling them every day for our diverse readership.
The Conversation: an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.
Aeon: asks the big questions and finds the freshest, most original answers, provided by leading thinkers on science, philosophy, society and the arts.
JSTOR Daily: an online publication that contextualizes current events with scholarship. Drawing on the richness of JSTOR’s digital library of more than 2,000 academic journals, thousands of monographs, and other materials, JSTOR Daily stories provide background—historical, scientific, literary, political, and otherwise—for understanding today’s often-confusing world.
If you’ve come across any interesting online resources, I’d love to hear about them!