Education Deficits Hurt Us All

I'd like to direct you today to Julie Zickefoose's post "Requiem for a Black Snake." Her post is an eloquent response to the careless manner in which many discard or annihilate other life on the planet. And there was more wisdom in the comment thread after the post!

Much of the problem of people disregarding the value of other life comes from unfamiliarity. In this referenced post that was listed in response to "Requiem," the writer gives the example of a student who confesses a fear of trees. I have neighbors who know caterpillars only as worms that eat their plants. The depth of our lack of familiarity is frightening, particularly because that lack of environmental knowledge gets translated to government policy at the local, state and national level.

Wanna help? Read these posts, and then go out and share your love of bugs, worms, snakes, birds and other life with someone new. Young or old.

Thanks in advance.
Is That a Demonic Smile?

Is That a Demonic Smile?

Torn Between Two Sunflowers

Torn Between Two Sunflowers