- Environmental Knowledge
- "What is this?"
- "What is happening?"
- "What can I do?"
- "How can I do it?"
[N]ative plant enthusiasts are made, not born,through exposure to enthusiastic, knowledgeable teachers who turn the world from a gray-green blur into a beautiful landscape of familiar species.
The ecoliterate life becomes a true art when we strive to find the balance between sometimes using our knowledge to improve our world and other times accepting our world as it is.
If you really heard a bird sing, if you really saw atree... you would know - beyond words and concepts.What was that you said? You have heard dozensof birds sing and seen hundreds of trees? Ah, was itthe tree you saw or the label? If you look at a treeand see a tree, you have really not seen the tree. Whenyou look at the tree and see a miracle—then, at last,you have seen a tree! Did your heart never fill withwordless wonder when you heard a bird in song?