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Call of the wild

Issue 338 - May/June 2023

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Call of the Wild

Issue 338 • May/June 2023 issue

In this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist we take a listen to the ‘Call of the wild’. Artist Jim Naughten shares his vision of Eremozoic – the Age of Loneliness with wildlife canvases as disturbing as they are beautiful. Ecologist editor Brendan Montague steps into an ‘educational wilderness experience’ in the African bush where his biggest surprise is his own response to the wild; whilst wild traveller Angela Maxwell describes learning how to deftly find her way across the wilds of the Australian desert – and her own life – by listening with her feet, and her heart.

The Slow Read is a call to action by John Pearce, author of Gaia: A Faith for the Future, in which he shares his plan to build an environmental Movement with a capital ‘M’. In The Ecologist pages Anna Badkhen and others share what they see as the harrowing environmental fallout from the war in Ukraine; whilst in Connected Life Abigail Entwistle argues that it is time for a more diverse recognition of what Nature conservation takes and what actually works.

In our Wisdom and Wellbeing section artist Matthew Shaw, one of the founders of the Stone Club, shares how a thriving community and inclusive space has been created based on a shared reverence for ancient stones. Our Wild Arts section features an interview by Anna Souter with artist Ingela Ihrman who talks about her extraordinary new sculpture at the Eden Project which is designed to disappear.

As we explore the theme ‘Call of the wild’ through the pages of our May/June issue, the invitation is to ask: what does wild mean to you?

Building a Movement: John Pearce
Mutual Aid: Jan Goodey
Alien Worlds: Steve Nicholls
Into the Wild: Brendan Montague
First Came the Landscape: Anna Souter
The Glorious World of Wild Flowers: Stephanie Boxall