Category Archives: Wildlife

Wild Sweden – an exceptional wildlife viewing experience

What makes a guided interpretive experience exceptional? I suspect that Marcus from Wild Sweden has spent much of the the last ten years thinking about that. He has certainly found some answers. We went on a ‘Moose Safari’ with him … Continue reading

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Warning – wildlife interpretation can be even harder than I said last time

In two previous posts (here and here) I have discussed some of the differences between wildlife and historical interpretation. But there is an elephant in the room … … I believe many wildlife interpreters have much more emotionally invested in … Continue reading

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Why wildlife interpretation is harder work than historical interpretation

A little while ago, I asked the question ‘which is easier, wildlife or historical interpretation?’ That’s a difficult question. It made me think. Now I have an answer, but not the one I expected. I work in and train people … Continue reading

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A simple idea, made beautifully

When we really believe the things we have share are beautiful and valuable it makes a difference to how we share them.  Or, to put it another way, the way we present activities or information carries implicit messages about how … Continue reading

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Home: wild flowers and my roots

It is lovely, this work of helping people to be inspired by places. I work with marvellous historic, cultural and natural places and their stories and significances. I spend a very large proportion of my time being excited, enthusiastic, attentive, … Continue reading

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Jargon-busting for writers: diving into ‘biodiversity’

Last week’s post highlighted why jargon-busting is important – especially when we set about communicating with people outside our closed circle.  Our jargon words, our secret language,  separate us and give us our mantle of authority and expertise.  It can be … Continue reading

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Jargon-busting for writers: ‘ecology’

Last week, I  asked my workshop participants to tell me what makes for good writing for the public.  One of the things they all knew is that we must use familiar words. No jargon, they said. Abandon the technical and specialist … Continue reading

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