I am currently spinning and weaving my own nature and writing “course”, for want of a better word. It is a project, it is creative and yet it feels more like I am creating a syllabus of sorts for myself.
On this page I hope to gather my posts on the journey and I would love to hear from other people about resource ideas, feedback on my writing, disagreements with what I say etc. One of the difficulties about doing a solo, self led piece of learning, is ensuring that my views are challenged and I don’t just stay within my own bubble.
In roughly chronological order, oldest at the top:
- Writing and nature
- Writing and nature, part 2
- Nature and writing, the prep
- Nature and writing, the start
What is nature writing?
- Nature and writing, September
- What is nature and why care?
- What is nature writing?
- The history of nature writing
- Why do we read and write nature writing?
- The limitations of nature writing
- Nature and writing: September resources
- William Wordsworth: Poetry, People and Place week one
- William Wordsworth: Poetry, People and Place (Week 2)
- William Wordsworth: Poetry, People and Place (week 3)
- William Wordsworth: Poetry, People and Place (week 4)
- Learn About Weather
- Nature and writing; September day trip
- Pen-y-ghent, place in poetry
- September’s Poems
- Tipping the balance
- September Poems: My poetry
Humans and animals
- Humans and animals: Are humans animals?
- Does it matter if humans are animals or not?
- Animals and the Human Law
- Putting cats on trial: animals in the law court
- Animals and the law in the 21st Century
- Exotic pets
- Hunting in the UK
- Canned hunting and motivations
- Sharing space: Living alongside wild animals
- Sharing space: Inviting animals into our homes
- Sharing space: Cats
- Sharing space: Cats and dogs
- Sharing space: Dogs
- Animals in Literature
- Animals in children’s literature
- Cats in literature
- Animals as scapegoats: Badgers, Dodos and Thylacines
- Scapegoats: Werewolves and Vampires
- Animals of the past
- Humans and animals: Resources
Humans and plants
- From animals to plants?
- Plants, a one way relationship?
- Plants, a potted history
- Plants fight back!
- Attack of the plants!
- The plant world as a pharmacy
- From tiny seeds…
- Plants which changed the world
- Plants which changed the world; opium poppies
- Plants that changed the world – tea
- Plants of the gods
- Plants as metaphors
- Plants in literature