Natural History

“A practice of intentional, focused attentiveness and receptivity to the more-than-human world, guided by honesty and accuracy”

Or so writes Thomas Fleischner of Natural History. Natural history is a process of discovery, of attuning our senses to a world beyond our windows and walls. We provide training in natural history through aesthetics (photography, drawing, writing), storytelling, and primitive skills.

As Natural History is a practice – not a set of knowledge – the best way to learn is to do! We’ve accumulated a range of digital resources to help tune your senses to what Derreck Jensen calls “a language older than words.” Or hop off the computer, get outside and explore with us an apprentice, intern, or participant.

Wild Burlington Blog

Phyllotaxy is Teage’s side project. The website contains syllabi for his college courses in Ecology, Botany, and Natural History. It also contains a wide range of resources specific to these subjects, and lots and lots of other goodies you can engage with.