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LYONS- Wayne Wildflowers guru Mark DeCracker has produced a convincing argument to take a "walk on the wild side" in Wayne County, New York through his words and the video posted below.
You ask why we need Nature. Every year society spends more and more time trapped inside playing video games or watching the latest reality shows. As Henry David Thoreau said it best in 1856. That "man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest." It has always been these simple pleasures of nature that have meant the most to me. Whether watching the sunset on a mountain lake or walking in woods in the spring looking at the beautiful wildflowers at my feet. It is nature that gives me my inspiration. It is important that we introduce our children to nature. The values of introducing our children to nature at an early age will pay dividends forever. Appreciating the beauty we are surrounded by will only help us appreciate everyone around us and grow as a civilization. In all my years of hiking, I have never heard anybody expressing anger while on the trail. Oh we might complain how cold it was or the rain pleating down on our face, but we never forget those times. But the times we truly never will forget are those times a child discovers that special wildflower or the setting sun. (Mark L. DeCracker)

Why We Need Nature direct video link


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1 Comment to "Why We Need Nature"

  1. Seth C. Burgess Said,

    A simple appreciation of the Natural World we are a part of does wonders for body, mind, and spirit.

    Posted on Tue Nov 10, 03:35:00 PM EST


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