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Sometimes when I go for a walk around the grounds I sometimes forget we are in the middle of a pandemic. While Covid-19 has turned our world upside down, the natural world is moving along as if nothing has changed – the flowers are blooming, the bees are pollinating, the fireflies are dancing; nature seems the way it have always been, rather normal. Though in nature, nothing is ever normal.
Whenever I am talking about adaptations, I always tell my audience, "Everything in nature – ...
Camp in a box! Well, technically Camp in a Bag, but that just doesn't have the same ring to it...
To say that 2020 has been a unique year is the understatement of the millennium. This is especially true for parents of young children – many of whom had to suddenly drop everything and become teachers. Some parents had to keep working and become teachers on top of that! (Not to mention all the teachers, who are also parents, but then had to do both from home!!!)
It's been a tough...
I had an epiphany driving into work that one of the silver linings of this terrible pandemic is the possible reworking of how many of us view nature. Nature, and public gardens, and parks. Things we may have took for granted, yet now crave, and are being denied access to. I remember back in the Great Recession of 2008 that Horticulture took a hit because it was considered a luxury industry. Which I must admit chafed a bit, both personally and financially.