Hospicing nightingales: human-bird collaboration in the Anthropocene

In Module 5 of Rewilding Mythology, Sophie Strand and Sam Lee converse about preserving songs and the importance of oral transmission and cultural knowledge, and together they explore ancient, collaborative relationships between humans and other species. In this clip, Sam introduces the nightingale, a species set to go extinct. How have (and can) we collaborated with these birds, learning to sing together, even as we enter a time of unprecedented species extinction? What is the importance of such correspondence between species?


Sam Lee

Mercury Prize nominated folk singer, conservationist, song collector, award winning promoter, broadcaster and activist

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Sophie Strand

Sophie is a writer based in the Hudson Valley who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, & ecology.

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