The second installment of the Dogwood Alliance Forest Defender Series focuses on Ruddy Turnstone, an activist with the Global Justice Ecology Project and Everglades Earth First. Based in the Everglades, Ruddy describes her experiences climbing and living in trees during direct action campaigns against deforestation. Ruddy also trains fellow activists in these direct action strategies. Ruddy emphasises her individual connection with nature and the powerful bonds between humans and the nature surrounding them. Photo Credit: Global Justice Ecology Project