Lucy Jones on the Fascinatingly Weird Lifeforms of the Forest Floor
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 essay, author Lucy Jones brims with awe upon discovering slime molds in the woods near her home. As she is increasingly drawn down to the forest floor and into their world of nonconformity, she explores what might happen if, rather than trying to decipher such creatures, we instead bask in the wonder of their obscurity. Lucy is a journalist and author living in England, whose books include Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild.
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Lucy Jones is a journalist and author living in England. Her books include Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain, winner of the Society of Authors’ Roger Deakin Award, and Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild, winner of the Society of Authors’ K Blundell Trust Award. Her writing has appeared in BBC Earth, BBC Wildlife, The Guardian, and The Independent.