As the old proverb goes, “If you love something, set it free…” For nature and wild things, it should be edited to read “If you love something, let it be.” There can be a fine line between loving nature and over-loving nature. This is evident at some of the most popular National Parks like Yellowstone, Arches, or Joshua Tree. Some of these most famous natural areas are getting loved to death: overcrowding, trampling vegetation, garbage, etc.
Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation As we start to get outside in the warm spring weather, we may be noticing more signs of the wildlife around us: a few deer tracks here, some rabbit scat there, a tent caterpillar tent […]
• by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay – Director, University of Massachusetts Nantucket Field Station • On April 22nd we will celebrate the 45th Earth Day. It is hard to believe that 45 years have passed since the first Earth Day. As citizens of the planet, we have come a long […]
by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station As I write this, the world is celebrating the 42nd Earth Day. Today’s story is a fitting tale of the entanglement of man-made and animal realms. Fortunately for all concerned, it has a happy ending. Wintertime is a […]