Key quotes and useful research references:

“It is not half as important to know as to feel.”

Carson, R. (1965). The Sense of Wonder. Harper Collins, New York.

“There is much we cannot learn from the dead.” (p10)

Haberman, K.L. (2015). ‘On the Significance of Small Dead Things.’ The Journal of Natural History Education and Experience, 9, pp8-12.

“Our encounter with other beings becomes profound. They are strange even intrinsically strange. Getting to know them makes them stranger. When we talk about life forms, we’re talking about strange strangers. The ecological thought imagines a multitude of entangled strange strangers.”

Morton, T. (2010). The Ecological Thought. Harvard University Press.

“Out of the many, many young children who draw and learn by drawing, only a few go on drawing into their teens and adult life. This is a great shame, for it means that the process of learning to see by drawing stops.” (p9)

Rawson, Philip (1979). Seeing Through Drawing. BBC Publications 

“Natural history needs to be inclusive and adaptive to survive the twenty-first century, recruiting those who use a wider set of tools and skills than previously associated with the practice.” (p306)

Tewksbury, J., Anderson, J., Bakker, J., Billo, P., Dunwiddle, M., Groom, S., Hampton S., Herman, S., Levey, D., Machinicki, N., Martinez Del Rio, C., Power, M., Rowell, K., Salomon, A., Stacy, L., Trombulak, S. and Wheeler, T. (2014). ‘Natural History’s Place in Science and Society.’ BioScience, 64, 4 pp300 – 310.

“Our humanness is also a starting point, an opening for getting involved in multispecies worlds…Our own human involvement in multispecies worlds is thus a place to begin. Our doings are a way to trace the doings of others.” (p34)

Tsing, A. (2013). More-than-Human Sociality: A Call for Critical Description. In K. Hastrup (Ed.), Anthropology in Nature, Routledge.