Jennifer Wilhoit
Edge of the Grand Forest
2019

Story Info

Treephilia

C93481BC 8586 44D3 AF6E 455280FD3A13.jpeg

Story & Experience

Why this Place?

Edge of the Grand Forest

A transformer caught on fire last year and threatened a protected forestland a few minutes’ walk from my home. When the crew came to cut back the brush and trim the trees, they ended up clearing a huge swath of trees and brush; this greatly impacted the aesthetic of the forest path. Today we shared memories of the former (more treesy) condition of this area as well as the events surrounding the fire and subsequent clearing. Then we gleefully created this bird from moss, flowers, grasses, dried leaves, twigs, a rock, and one piece of electrical tape (leftover from the utility workers) – shaped perfectly like a beak.

RECENT STORIES

  • Simeon 2019

Standing at the River

The Peace River valley, a place I love, is being stripped and excavated to build a hydroelectric dam. This is happening in the far north-east of British Columbia, a ferry ride and two days’ drive [...]

More Stories

SUBSCRIBE

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Radical Joy Revealed is a weekly message of inspiration about finding and making beauty in wounded places.