City Creatures: Exploring the Urban Wilderness through Word and Image

  • Urban Ecology Center 1500 East Park Place Milwaukee, WI 53211

We usually think of cities as the domain of humans—but we are just one of thousands of species that call the urban landscape home. The recently published City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness introduces readers to an astonishing diversity of urban wildlife with a unique and accessible mix of essays, poetry, paintings, and photographs.

Join poet Brenda Cárdenas, environmental historian Curt Meine, art editor Lisa Roberts, and Gavin Van Horn, co-editor of City Creatures, for a discussion about  human-animal relationships in the city, and how art and writing can invite us into the lives of other creatures, from our backyards to the bioregion.