We are not the only ones that enjoy nature. Nature enjoys nature. These two raccoons are wonderful examples of that. Someone I worked with in South Florida nursed them back to health. They stayed with her for a long time while still getting out into nature. The other photo is a bird along the shore of the Big Island of Hawaii.
It is wonderful for us to get out into nature every chance we get. And while being there appreciating the natural world we have been given. It is nice to not only be grateful for nature itself, but also that even in big city areas some people years ago, decades ago thought enough to set aside and protect some natural areas from any development. Thank you to them.
What can we do to protect the legacy of parks, forests, woods, and other natural lands? I feel we can do this by enjoying and utilizing them in a thoughtful and respectful way. We can leave them as pristine as when we entered. We can support the continued protection of those lands from development, and seek to get even more land protected.
What do you think?