Ask the Wild

Stream of Consciousness
Listening Station
Leave to Remain
The Ant-ic Museum
Empathy (Would Circle)
Sum Tyms Bytin Sum Tyms Bit
This Vibrant Turf
Be My Mother, I Said to the Trees
Looking at Bees
The Unseeables
Ask the Wild
Ant-ic Actions
Mycorrhizal Meditation
Plant Hunting
Wood to World
Rubbing in a Wood
Uncommon Chemistry
Intimate Relations
Thirteen Blackbirds
Actaeon's Second Look
Wild Word
Holes and Humps
Woodland Portrait Project
Workshops & Lectures

Ask the Wild is a project by British artists Feral Practice and Marcus Coates.

Through a series of projects and public events, Ask the Wild offers fresh perspectives on personal, social, and political issues in human society, by bringing the expert knowledge of the natural history disciplines to bear on everyday human problems and dilemmas.

More information and podcasts are available at


Ask the Wild is fuelled by the questions posed by our live and online audiences – questions that vary from the political and societal to the deeply personal. Seeing our entrenched issues or thorny problems through the unusual eyes (of mating birds, ash saplings, or sea urchins, for example)  opens up unexpected pathways of creative thinking for everyday life.

More detail / submit a question at the project site:


Past events:

Ask Somerset's Plants, 21 September 2018, Bridgwater, for Somerset Art Weeks Festival

Ask the Sea, Tate St Ives, 21 September 2018

Ask the Ash, Whitstable Biennale and The Ash Project, Folkestone, 15 September 2018

Ask the Apes, Turner Contemporary, 21 July 2018

Ask the Birds, Whitechapel Gallery, 24 February 2018.

Ask the Wood, South London Botanical Institute, May 2017