The Wild Life is a collection of stories about the wonder and wildness of life on earth. Naturalist, science educator, and curiosity chaser, Devon Bowker, sets out to follow the threads that connect us all and explore the patterns that persist throughout not just life, but the universe itself. This blog and podcast is about wildlife, but it’s also about the discovery of meaning, and how the natural world inspires culture, technology, and everyday life.

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The Wild Life blog + podcast is my place of exploration, and I hope it can be for you, too. For years, I’ve had a hard time landing. It’s only recently I decided it’s okay to fly. To create, to seek, to adventure, to find yourself immersed in wonder and oneness with the natural world–that’s what I hope to do with this blog and podcast. Anything and everything from answering small questions to diving deep into the science. The Wild Life blog + podcast follows the threads that connect us all, no matter how thin or how small. Whether you are here for a quick animal ID, to learn some basics about animals, or in search of something more, I appreciate you being here.

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Hi, I’m Devon Bowker


I am a forest bound existentialist creative with a passion for wildlife, our planet, and exploring the threads which connect all life

I am a parent of two amazing children, high school science teacher, graduate student, geek of all trades, naturalist, science communicator/writer, President of The Open (Out)Doors Project, host and producer of The Wild Life, Class, Us, The Wild Life: 8D Soundscapes, The Wild Life KIDS, and Science People! and the creator behind #500DaysHappier.

I am available for public speaking engagements (in-person and virtual), naturalist programs, consultations, and voice work (voiceovers, narrations, audiobooks, ads, podcast promo). If interested in any of these services, please contact me at or use this contact form for rates and availability.