Wild With Nature
Welcome to Wild With Nature (previously What’s Going On Out There?), a community-funded storytelling project exploring wonder, connection, and meaning through the natural world around us.
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The stories of nature are both incredibly particular to place and also universal.
The amazing migrations of yellow warblers and monarch butterflies, for example, can connect us with people and landscapes thousands of miles away—and with the intricate ecologies of our own neighborhoods.
Every month, I publish stories exploring the rich details and universal themes of nature. I draw on my own depths of experience as a field naturalist in the northwestern United States. Meanwhile, I also showcase interviews and collaborations with biologists, artists, and more, celebrating the diverse ways people can connect with nature.
Find my work
You can read these stories in English or Spanish, or listen to the audio versions in both languages.
If you’d like to receive notifications when I publish new stories, sign up for my email list or follow me on Facebook or Instagram.
I also write for magazines, including Montana Outdoors and BirdWatching.
Unless I indicate otherwise, all of the photographs on Wild With Nature are my own.
Supported by community
I rely on collaborations and the support of community members to sustain this creative work. If you’re in a place where you’re able to join my amazing community of supporters and help grow this unique blending of art and science, please consider a monthly donation that fits your budget—as little as $5 a month.
You can also contact me to arrange a one-time donation, sponsor a story, or explore a creative collaboration.
– Shane Sater