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Keeping Nature Connected To Herself

Keeping Nature Connected To Herself

Recently, I wrote an essay that asked whether current environmental conservation strategies are misguided or on target I questioned the two most prominent conservation strategies suggested by the scientific community. I concluded that both strategies failed to address the preservation of Nature’s energy flow. I suggested that both strategies would fail to maintain a healthy environment. The result would be a degradation of...

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Why Do I Write These Essays?

Why Do I Write These Essays?

Nothing in Nature exists in isolation. The movement of life’s energy, which originates in the sun, takes place because everything is interconnected and interdependent. Your consciousness of interdependence in Nature means that, every time you engage Nature, you ask yourself how a creature, a plant, yourself,  or a natural object is connected to another and to Nature’s greater scheme of things. With this awareness you are...

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Nature’s Relationships : Fire Is A Connecting Force

Nature’s Relationships : Fire Is A Connecting Force

  Fire, to we humans, is a paradox. It is both friend and foe   We need  fire, yet it can destroy us. In Nature, fire is a positive force. Fire is an important part of forest and grassland ecology. It is a force in Nature that provides new and restored connections. Paradoxically, the destructive nature of fire is its great strength. Fire is a transformational force that Nature requires in order to bring health to ecosystems. This lesson...

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Nature’s Relationships : What Is Life ?

Nature’s Relationships : What Is Life ?

What Is Life ?     If we could surrender to Earth’s intelligence, we would rise up rooted—like trees.” ~ Rainier Maria Rilke   What Is Life ? This is a question with many answers. A dictionary might tell us that life is a distinctive characteristic of a living organism that has he capacity to grow, metabolize, respond to stimuli, adapt, and reproduce. But, defining life requires a greater depth if we are to understand how Nature...

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Great Conservation Stories

Great Conservation Stories

 There are many silent conservation heroes who are making a difference   In between the government endorsed wolf killings and the negative environmental impact of off-road ATVs, there are many silent conservation heroes who are making a difference and setting examples for the rest of us.   As I do research for my blog posts, it is becoming increasingly clear to me that all is not gloom and doom in the world of conservation. Despite the...

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Nature’s Relationships : Fractals and Forests

Nature’s Relationships : Fractals and Forests

“Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite ‘em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum. And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on; While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on.”                                                                 — Jonathan Swift:  1733 David George Haskell, in his book entitled “The Songs of Trees: Stories from...

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