I wanted to remember some of the extinct species that no longer exist, not to bring up blame for why they are extinct, but to remember their divine expression upon our planet.
“To wantonly destroy a living species is to silence forever a divine voice. Our primary need for the various life forms of the planet is a psychic, rather than a physical, need.’ How important it is to remember those lost voices!”~Thomas Berry
1. The Dodo Bird. The dodo is an extinct flightless bird that lived on the island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. The dodo is a relative of pigeons and doves, it’s weight averaged from 22 to 40 pounds, and stood 3.3 feet tall.
2. Passenger Pigeons. Once the most common birds in North America, the passenger pigeon or wild pigeon became extinct in 1914, when the last known pigeon died at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Since there are so many, I will make a series out of remembering those that are gone.
About Mimic Nature
Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids.
With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away.
So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature.
Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting.
I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family.
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