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.