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Nature’s Resilience Deals With Change

Nature’s Resilience Deals With Change

In a recent post , I emphasized the idea that Nature is dynamic and changing even when humans are not impacting the environment. But yet, we see humans see resilience where Nature’s changes appear to be pretty stable and predictable. The sun rises and sets every day. The four seasons of the year each have generally predictable climates. The forests, meadows, and lakes that we visit appear to be pretty much the same from year to year....

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Change Is Normal In Nature

Change Is Normal In Nature

My two previous posts, Visualizing Connections In Nature and The Architecture of Biodiversity, described Nature as a highly interconnected network of life where the energy that is necessary to live is passed from one organism to the next. These networks, called food webs, imply an equilibrium that could be disturbed by change resulting from mankind’s uninformed interference. Nature can change all by herself without the hand of man....

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Visualizing Biodiversity

Visualizing Biodiversity

It bears repeating that the central theme of this blog site is that nothing in Nature exists in isolation. Everything is connected !!! Without interrelationships, the driving force of Nature, which is energy, would not flow. There would be no life. This is why visualizing biodiversity is so important. This breathtaking picture portrays important interrelationships within Nature. The image portrays where I live in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico...

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Food Webs Portray Nature’s Energy Flow

Food Webs Portray Nature’s Energy Flow

You might be curious what connections in Nature actually looks like. Through the use of food webs, I hope that this blog post will give you that picture. The main theme of this web site can be summarized with these three statements: Everything in Nature in interconnected. Connections in Nature are the conduits for energy flow within Nature. Good conservation focuses on the identification, the understanding, and the preservation of...

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Conserving Nature’s Relationships

Conserving Nature’s Relationships

I was recently privileged to present a webinar at the National Biodiversity Teach-In . My presentation focused on conserving connections in Nature . This amazing five day event is a collection of talks given by about 40 speakers on subjects that relate to biodiversity. The “teach-in” is produced each year by teachers and students at Elgin High School in Elgin Illinois. The goal is to “raise awareness about the importance...

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Interconnected With Nature Is Your Legacy

Interconnected With Nature Is Your Legacy

  We humans have the power to define the future of humanity and our Planet. As I write this blog post, I am sitting in a beautiful forest in the Chiricahua Mountains in Southeastern Arizona. The sun is beaming through the trees. Its light gives energy and life to everything around me, including myself. The gentle wind that rustles through the pine and oak forest reminds me of the gift of invisible energy that our sun has provided to...

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