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What We Observe, We Also Destroy

       posted on Monday 28 Jul, 2014.
 

His article is here.

There is a fine line between enjoying the natural world in which we live, and destroying it for all generations to come. Philip urges us to be mindful of that line. This is not an easy call.

For example, at the nearby park where we walk a lot, there is an osprey nest at the top of a large pine tree. IT’s been there for years, and every the osprey pair returns in autumn to repair their nest and mate, ready to hatch out one of more eggs and raise their chicks in spring.

We love to stand and watch them, and naturally people stop and look where we are looking, noticing the nest for the first time. After reading Philip’s article, I wonder if bringing attention to this wonder of our local world might bring harm for them in its wake…

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