If you haven’t been a regular visitor to the Nature Blog Network and the kind of natural history / earth-care / relationship to the biosphere topics you see rather frequently on Fragments are of interest to you, then do drop by an peruse the breadth and depth of thought and knowledge from dozens of nature-writers and photographers whose blogs are aggregated at the NBN.
And while you’re there, I’m pleased to direct you to today’s featured blog which just happens to be Fragments from Floyd.Â Thanks Wren, Mike and others for the work they do to lift up our world’s non-human neighbors–one of which just said hello for the first time this year: a whippoorwill just outside my window!
I don’t know if there will be any seismic shocks in what you’ll read in this interview. I do know it was good for me, as part of my blogging “state of the union” assessment here at the beginning of my NINTH blogging year, to consider some of these blogging and writing questions just now.
It might make for an interesting exercise if you take the questions, write out your own answers, and send a link to your related post, and get the conversation going.
Why does nature matter? What is the cost of indifference to and ignorance of the natural world to today’s children and tomorrow’s voting and consuming adults? How would the future of today’s top environmental crises be dealt with differently if it were not for voices and actions of bird watchers, wildlife lovers, gardeners, naturalists, outdoor recreators, grandparents and those ofÂ all ages who acknowledge the sacred in the natural world and our obligations to it?