Spring Newsletter: Life, Art & Ecology

Dawn Nelson
2 min readApr 8, 2022


After envisioning my newsletter as a quarterly publication some several years ago, I am hoping to return to this in the near future. As it is now, it appears to be on more of an annual timetable. That’s okay too. The latest edition is here, published March 30, 2022.

What I particularly like about my newsletter is that it allows me to weave together multiple art forms; an artist’s newsletter for a new era.

An excerpt:

Now that it is officially spring on the meteorological (March 1) and astronomical (March 20) calendars, it is once again bird migration season. Being in southeast Michigan means I can observe birds migrating along two major continental flyways over the western basin of Lake Erie and the Detroit River corridor. While I’m not a bona fide birder (I don’t bring binoculars and a bird list when I go out), I do like to observe and listen to the multitude of bird song. A diverse bird population indicates ecological health in the bioregion and is an important part of the sustainability goal for preserving biodiversity and ecosystems.

I am teaching a short class at Washtenaw Community College (May 3rd — 24th) on localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I hope you can join us! Classes will be in person on Tuesday nights from 6:30–7:30pm. We will explore how the SDGs are relevant to local issues and discuss ways to improve sustainability in our own communities.

From my newsletter Life, Art & Ecology: ‘Ecology Notes’. March 30, 2022.

It is an affirmation of humanity.

It is entirely possibly there will be another affirmation around the summer solstice. If you are interested, you can sign up for Life, Art & Ecology now in time for the next iteration.


© Dawn Nelson, 2022

Originally published at http://dawnnelson.blog on April 8, 2022.



Dawn Nelson

Artist, writer, strategist ~ writing creative nonfiction, memoir, essay. WIP: 0100 Series & The Sunday Dispatch.