Unfortunately, this doesn’t work with gardening. I can’t complete one task and then move to another as I usually do. Some things take time — a lot of time. For instance, waiting until seedlings are big enough to transplant. Mother Nature is never in a hurry. Plants grow at their own rate and staring at them doesn’t make any difference. I’ve been told that talking nicely to them can help them grow, but it hasn’t worked for me… so far.
On a different note, I’m a lot more patient when it comes to learning new things. There are so many facets to environmental conservation, it’s impossible to soak them all in at once.
Nature is so amazing. I refer to it as organized chaos. There are so many seemingly unrelated things going on at once that are actually closely-knit pieces making up an enormous, intricate puzzle. Mother Nature’s balanced give and take between the vegetation and the critters boggles my mind. To witness what she carefully crafted over the millennia and how humanity has thoughtlessly destroyed it gives me more incentive to stop the destruction.
Stop Destroying. Start Restoring -- that’s the driving force behind our Pollinator Conservation articles — to educate, encourage, and empower people to appreciate and care about the other living things with whom we share this world, from the tiniest wildflower to the massive leviathans roaming the seas
That’s my goal for 2023. I want to continue learning and sharing ideas. I want to help folks:
- understand how vital our endangered pollinators are,
- the importance of replacing a section of their lawn with native vegetation,
- how picking up litter along the roadside truly makes a difference,
- the need to refrain from using pesticides, and
- the joy in appreciating the gorgeous beauty of nature.
I hope everyone has a positive outlook for the coming year. Go ahead and take a few minutes to think about what you want to accomplish. How can you make a difference in your little part of the world?
Happy New Year, everyone!!
Sweet & Sassy Scribblers … on Conservation