My blog is Natural Presence: Contemplative natural history and other scrambles through the tangled bank.

Most recent post: The Herald Pelican – Hark!

This blog’s purpose is to celebrate the beauty and power of next-door nature, find ways to become more authentically present to the natural world, and see how much we can learn about nature through our own close observation and creative thinking.

We’ll explore the intimate human-nature relationship and the ways in which we find meaning in natural history in different phases of our lives. The blog will include stories from my own local nature, explorations of the science behind the stories, observations and insights from other naturalists, and reflections on what it all might mean to us.

I hope you’ll share here your own stories from your backyard nature, and thoughts about the significance of nature in your life.

Welcome to Natural Presence!
— Trileigh