Wild Life is a place to collect stories and learn about animals as our habitats increasingly collide. My focus is on common wildlife—so you’ve probably seen them and have stories of your own (which I would love to hear).

Get a beautiful drawing of an animal with a small true story and some helpful facts in your inbox once a month. The drama of life lived in fur and feathers, of night vision and scent trails, metamorphosis and hibernation, gives shape to our existence.

Here’s a short interview for Substack Stories.

I’m an artist, illustrator, and naturalist of a kind, based in Connecticut. My drawings and installations have been shown in solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Paris, and featured in publications such as Cabinet, jubilat, Lucky Peach, McSweeney’s, and The Awl. For more information, please visit amyjeanporter.com.

Thanks to your support, I’ve sent donations to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, River Otter Ecology Project, International Wolf Center, Owl Research Institute, Clean Air Taskforce, Audubon Society, Save the Snakes, Amphibian Foundation, Bird Note, Fireflyers International Network, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and UNICEF.

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Animal encounters and illustrated musings about humans and nature by artist Amy Jean Porter


Amy Jean Porter

Artist, illustrator, naturalist of a kind