Thea Gavin–that’s me–likes to wander the hills outside her hometown of Orange, both for exercise and to keep up-to-date on the latest chaparral dramas–who’s in bloom or hovering or hiding in the sagebrush today?
Trying to put my observations into poems might be a life-long task, but I’m looking forward to it. As a volunteer naturalist with local land conservancies, I lead creative writing hikes to encourage others to write their way into a connection with the land as well.
My goal is to eventually collect an anthology of place-based nature writing about our own wild Orange County–a collection that has not been attempted, but needs to be. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, email me at ocnaturewriting (at) sbcglobal (dot) net