Saturday, December 19, 2009

Conservation II

We need the tonic of wildness:
To wade sometimes in the meadows
where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk,
and hear the booming of the snipe;
To smell the whispering sedge where only
some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest,
and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground.
At the same time we are earnest to explore and learn,
we require that all things be mysterious unexplorable,
that land and sea be infinitely wild,
unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable.

We can never have enough of nature,
We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor,
vast and titanic features:
The sea-coast with its wrecks,
the wilderness with its living and decaying trees,
the thunder cloud, the rain that lasts three weeks
and produces freshets.
We need to witness our own limits transgressed,
and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.

{Henry David Thoreau, Walden}

{Images Linked/Art by Michael Whelan/Programming by DPC}

Assorted Links
United Nations: Environment, Natural resources, Energy
National Parks Conservation Association
The Wilderness Society
Kids For Saving Earth
Nature and Animal Conservation
Ocean Conservation
America's Wetlands Foundation

Important Myspace Blogs/Profiles
Aquaman ~ Ocean Defender's Blog
BlueGreenEarth/ESEI's Blog's Blog
Kindness of Strangers~Live Green saves Wildlife's Blog

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