"If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos... If we were to wipe out insects alone on this planet, the rest of life and humanity with it would mostly disappear from the land. Within a few months."
- E. O. Wilson
"Look at the bark of a redwood, and you see moss. If you peer beneath the bits and pieces of the moss, you'll see toads, small insects, a whole host of life that prospers in that miniature environment. A lumberman will look at a forest and see so many board feet of lumber. I see a living city."
- Sylvia Earle
My father was an artist & growing up we usually lived in various regions in The Middle of the land of Nowhere 😁. The sorts of places where I'd be sent about half a city block to get wild sage for dinner & if I saw a black bear in spring, here's what to do... We even had a toll porcupine who was very punctual about their job. I also remember the wasps, bees, spiders, waterskaters, dragonflies, the smell of long grass in late August & my Dad's eye for wild asparagus... It was in these kinds of places that I was taught & learned how truly magical this world is.✨
My point is, we live in such a beautiful, complex world & it is my belief we should live in it respecting ALL the creatures with whom we share our home with us.
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