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Our friend Stefan van Norden discovers compelling stories about people connecting themselves and others to the natural world in which we live. Over the course of the past two years, he has interviewed a remarkable collection of luminaries across a range of human endeavor. Stefan’s guests reflect deeply on topics ranging from the famous gardens of Monticello and Brandywine to portraying nature in paint from the confines of a prison cell. From fly fishing to homesteading to the Appalachian Trail to poetry and philosophy in nature, you can hear thought-provoking conversations from people viewing life on Earth through focused and sometimes unexpected lenses. Each reminds us that we are part of nature.

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Patrick Curry is a Canadian-born British scholar who has worked and taught on a variety of subjects from cultural astronomy to divination, the ecology movement, and the nature of enchantment. He is known for his studies of J. R. R. Tolkien. His recent book Enchantment: Wonder In Modern Life explores how enchantment plays out in a wide range of contexts, including our relationship with the natural world. In this episode of Nature Revisited, Patrick discusses what enchantment is, its unalterable characteristics, and its essential role in both self-discovery and the appreciation of things outside of ourselves.

Jeffrey H Ryan is an author, adventurer, photographer, and historian. He has written several books about his outdoor exploits, his fascination with hiking trails, and a deep appreciation for history woven into walks across contemporary landscapes. His latest book, This Land Was Saved for You and Me, traces the path from Olmsted’s first wanderings in Yosemite to the signing of The Wilderness Act in 1964. In this episode of Nature Revisited, Jeffrey delves into the history of rescuing America’s public lands, and both the notable and lesser-known people who gave their all to protect forests and wilderness areas before they would be gone forever and ensured that all Americans would retain the benefits of ownership.

Susan Fox Rogers is a writer, teacher, birder, and nature lover who writes about the natural world and adventures large and small in the outdoors. Her second book, Learning The Birds, a memoir which includes bird history and a larger history, follows her first three years of intense birding from the Hudson Valley, to Florida, Arizona, and Alaska. In this episode of Nature Revisited, Susan talks all things birding, from the first bird that sparked her passion, to bird preservation, and some of the things we can all do to get transported into the secret and thrilling world of birds.