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Reconnection Ecology
April 26, 2021

It’s Not Just a Bug!

The other day we watched footage from our trail cam on our wildlife corridor. Something flitted briefly across the screen as we looked for mammals, and someone said,...

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— by Susan Eirich, Ph.D. — An Attempt at Translation and Interpretation Between Species with Some Kernels of Truth To It Small animals are as important as big ones. Definitely in their own minds, and in actuality, too. (In fact, the most important life forms that support the earth are the tiniest---it is only we who are more impressed by the big.) The small animals of Earthfire have asked me to set the record straight. They are very, very, very important and wonderful. We humans are just too preoccupied and out of it to know it. Definitely our loss. They are not too thrilled with my own orientation that ALL life forms are important---they do think, as we do, that they are special,...

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