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About author Ceiridwen Terrill

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”—Anne Frank

About author Ceiridwen Terrill:

I’m a writer and adventurer who loves to tell stories about humans and animals sharing home ground.  I also write about people I admire who do important work on behalf of wildlife, trying to make a way for animals despite shrinking and fragmented habitats.  I hope these stories inspire people to be better humans on the planet, because animals need all the help they can get.

I explore my own human foibles through memoir and science as I figure out how to live on the urban-wild border of Portland, Oregon’s 5,000-acre Forest Park.  My home sits on city-protected lands that I share with elk, deer, beaver, coyote, pygmy and barred owls.

At Concordia University in Portland, I teach environmental journalism and science writing. When I’m not writing and teaching, I’m sailing the San Juans, jumping horses, topping out on Mount Hood, free-climbing through the narrow slot canyons of Utah, wildcrafting medicinal plants, or backpacking with Argos, my 100% pure American street dog.

Explore this site to know more about my books and articles, read bleets (blog + tweet= bleet) and enjoy video supplements to my book Part Wild, which include field expeditions to Siberia and other far-flung places, as well as adventures closer to home.  Friend me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @myurbanwild.

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