Itsy Bitsy Spider Met An Untimely End: Selective Appreciation of Nature

A spider visitor walked through my studio, bold as brass, and I panicked and killed it. Drowned it, actually. It was awful. I didn’t sleep that night. I could imagine it everywhere, crawling, and I felt that somehow by keeping my eyes open in the dark I would be able to see it coming and…do…

Decolonizing Land: Invasive Species Removal

Most Victorians who give a fig about the environment have been involved in some form of invasive species removal. Scotch broom is a common culprit. When I worked with The Land Conservancy two summers past, broom was introduced to me as a nemesis that ate up any disturbed areas. Broom follows in the footsteps of…