As we were driving home from California on Monday (which followed a great couple of days at Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon), I did not post a thought of the week. Better late than never!
When kids do not grow up around natural history, they become adults who are not only ignorant of natural history, but who do not care about nature and view it as disposable and unimportant. “Ecological ignorance breeds indifference, as [Robert Michael] Pyle put it. “What we know, we may choose to care for. What we fail to recognize, we certainly won’t.”
– Jennifer Frazer, “Natural History is Dying, and We Are All the Losers,” The Artful Amoeba (June 20, 2014)