Patterns In Nature : Reconnecting Nature and People

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Just Patterns | 2 comments

Patterns In Nature : Reconnecting Nature and People

This post is the fifth in a series of blog posts on the subject of connections in Nature; how man is gradually destroying these vital connections that keep him alive; and possible ways to work with Nature to conserve these extremely important connections. The material in this series is presented as follows: Nature’s Broken Links – Man’s Massive Impact On This Planet Resilience and Restoration – Restoring Nature’s Ecosystems  Edges – Connections Between Ecosystems  Ecological Corridors – Restoring...

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Patterns In Nature: Reducing Roadkill By Design

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Just Patterns | 4 comments

Patterns In Nature: Reducing Roadkill By Design

My previous blog post on Nature’s wildlife corridors proved to be a very popular subject. So, I have decided to share a recent article with you that provides a great example of what can be done to create new wildlife corridors when people work together to create connections between wildlife ecosystems. Orion Magazine published this article by Andrew D. Blechan entitled Right of Way  which I provide here in its entirety. Orion provides an informative video that accompanies this piece.     WHEN THE MONTANA Department of...

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Patterns In Nature : Restoring Nature’s Wildlife Corridors

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Just Patterns | 2 comments

Patterns In Nature : Restoring Nature’s Wildlife Corridors

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up. –Chief Joseph This post is the fourth in a series of blog posts on the subject of connections in Nature; how man is gradually destroying these vital connections that keep him alive; and possible ways to work with Nature to conserve these extremely important connections. The material in this series is presented as follows: Nature’s Broken Links – Man’s Massive Impact On This Planet Resilience and Restoration – Restoring...

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Patterns In Nature : Protecting Connections Between Ecosystems

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Just Patterns | 4 comments

Patterns In Nature : Protecting Connections Between Ecosystems

This post is the third in a series of blog posts on the subject of connections in Nature; how man is gradually destroying these vital connections that keep him alive; and possible ways to work with Nature to conserve these extremely important connections. The material in this series is presented as follows: Nature’s Broken Links – Man’s Massive Impact On This Planet Resilience and Restoration – Restoring Nature’s Ecosystems Edges – Connections Between Ecosystems Ecological Corridors – Restoring...

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Patterns In Nature : Restoring Her Ecosystems

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Just Patterns | 7 comments

Patterns In Nature : Restoring Her Ecosystems

This post is the second in a series of blog posts on how man is gradually destroying Nature’s vital interconnections. The series explores possible ways that humanity can work with Nature to conserve these extremely important connections. The six blog posts in this series are: Nature’s Broken Links – Man’s Massive Impact On This Planet. A Strategy For Restoring Nature’s Ecosystems Edges – Connections Between Ecosystems Biosphere Reserves – Reconnecting Nature’s Land Masses Ecological Corridors...

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The Anthropocene – Nature’s Broken Links

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Just Patterns | 8 comments

The Anthropocene – Nature’s Broken Links

“But down deep, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical.” — Carl Sagan “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else” — Leonardo Da Vinci Unless you live in the most remote and inhospitable reaches of this planet, I challenge you to find land or sea areas where there is no sign of mankind. Much is written about mankind’s huge impact negative on this planet. The term “Anthropocene” is the name for this current of time in our...

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Patterns In Nature: Animals Are Other Nations

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Just Patterns | 0 comments

Patterns In Nature: Animals Are Other Nations

I am deeply moved by this quote from Henry Beston. For, with his words, he paints a metaphor about interrelationships within Nature and, in words far better than mine, he states the credo of this blog site . Please stop for a moment and allow Henry Beston’s words “transport you to a quiet place where the wind through the dune grass is the only sound that strikes your ear.“ “We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in...

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Nature’s Patterns : The Power Of Turkey Feathers

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Just Patterns | 4 comments

Nature’s Patterns : The Power Of Turkey Feathers

Google Analytics tells me that my blog writings about environmental education are a favorite subject of my readers. So, I’m sharing another wonderful story with you. Recently, my partner and I visited the ancestral pueblo sites at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. The purpose of our visit was to search for links to my partner’s Tarahumara Indian heritage. In addition to supporting my partner, an unexpected and very rewarding experience took place for us. While poking around the various ancestral sites, we were met by a very...

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Patterns In Nature : My Conservation Credo

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Just Patterns | 2 comments

Patterns In Nature : My Conservation Credo

Occasionally  I reflect, reiterate, refine, and share  what I am doing with my life and with this blog. I do this, in part, to remind myself what I am doing and why I am doing it. In sharing my thoughts with you, my dear readers, I’m hoping you will comment on and critique the basic ideas which I offer. After all, the reason behind this blog is to establish a dialog with you where we can refine our ideas together. My credo is a personal belief and passion which I’ve organized in the form of three premises that I believe to be...

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Patterns In Nature : Rewilding Revisited

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Just Patterns | 2 comments

Patterns In Nature : Rewilding Revisited

While writing a series of blogs taken from my new book “Nature’s Patterns : Exploring Her Tangled Web “, I continually searched for new conservation ideas or better ways to describe and implement existing conservation measures. My emphasis has always been to first provide restoration to the ecosystem and then passively stand back and let Nature take her course. My argument is that mankind will never be able to fully understand complex ecosystems or control events that take place within an ecosystem. The best strategy is to...

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