Author Heather Durham will talk about her book Going Feral: Field Notes on Wonder and Wanderlust. 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.
Heather Durham is a nature essayist and naturalist with a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction and a master of science in environmental biology. She's held a variety of environmental jobs around the US, from interpretive park ranger to field biologist, trails worker to restoration ecologist. She currently lives in the foothills of the Washington Cascades where she works behind the scenes at Wilderness Awareness School. Going Feral is her first book.