Cal Flyn Muses on Butterfly Land Grabs and Other Climate Migrations
This Week from the Emergence Magazine Podcast
Emergence Magazine is an online publication with annual print edition exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the Earth, we look to emerging stories. Our podcast features exclusive interviews, narrated essays, stories and more.
In this narrated essay, Cal Flyn observes new species of butterflies arriving in Scotland’s Orkney Islands. As plants and animals migrate northwards on an unprecedented scale, she faces the haunting knowledge that some voices are rising as others fade away.
Cal Flyn is a Scottish author and journalist. Her books include Thicker Than Water, a Times book of the year; and Islands of Abandonment, shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize, the British Academy Book Prize, and the Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction. Cal’s journalistic writing has been published in Granta, The Sunday Times Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, The Economist and others. She is the deputy editor of Five Books, and a regular contributor to The Guardian.
George Outhwaite is a painter from the Midlands, UK, interested in how nature and industry coexist in the countryside. His work has appeared in Protean Magazine.