Putting Curiosity on the Map, with Cartographer Alison Davis-Holland

“Maps are used to ground truth.” ~ Alison Davis-Holland

Artist-naturalist Ellen Meloy wrote, “A map, it is said, organizes wonder.” Neither cartographer Alison Davis-Holland nor I could put it better, although we did try.

Listen to Choose to be Curious #78: Putting Curiosity on the Map, with Cartographer Alison Davis-Holland

Ellen Meloy also wrote, “In the desert there is everything and there is nothing. Stay curious. Know where you are, your biological address. Get to know your neighbors, plants, creatures, who lives there, who died there, who is blessed, cursed, what is absent or in danger or in need of your help. Pay attention to the weather, to what breaks your heart, to what lifts your heart. Write it down.”

That seemed like the perfect bridge to a conversation I had with Capital Naturalist founder Alonso Abugattas — and so a Curiosity to Go segment was born!

Listen to Curiosity to Go #51: Know Where You Are

Check out Alison Davis-Holland’s wonderful maps and story maps here… 

…and the maps of ESRI.

Theme music by Sean Balick.  Research and support by Caroline Kish.

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