All pictures in this week's post are from our visit to the Audubon Corkscrew Sanctuary earlier this month.
The dry season is just ending in Florida -- it is a good thing that there is this much water in the swamps.
The words in the two mosaics below this are cropped portions of an informational sign near the start of the boardwalk trail through Corkscrew. The panel is titled 'History of the Swamp'. These words are always appropriate, but especially for Earth Day (which should of course be every day).
As shown below the next mosaic, things got better after a while, but unfortunately we have "leaders" at the national level right now that seem determined to send our country back to somewhere between 1783 and 1953.
Wild iris are one of the very few typical Spring flowers that we see here in Florida.
FINALLY CAME UNDERSTANDING
( I couldn't crop this picture to include the headline for this panel, but the typed line above is what it says.)
We are grateful for the Audubon Society, for Alt-National-Park, for the Sierra Club, and for all of the other groups and individuals who are working hard for our natural world -- in the face of opposition. And we hope these efforts can keep our planet alive and well.
Immature Little Blue Heron
“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
Night Heron, Immature
"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught."
Grateful we are still able to enjoy these wonders. Grateful also for nature bloggers who are doing their part to conserve and love our world, to teach others, and to share .... you lift my spirits.
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