Ok. So we talk about native plants, native animals, native species; predators, scavengers, herbivores, decomposers, all kinds of good stuff. We want to bring these things back to the areas to which they are best suited. It would be better for all of us, right? What's wrong with this picture?
I thought about this when riding in the car to a concert a few days ago, listening to friends converse about the amazing possibilities we have for our space, and adding and subtracting elements of our environment to make the space more free for everything and everyone.
Native...native...n a t i v e . . .
Most of us, with the exception of a few who have native blood running through us, are NOT natives to this land. I'm speaking realistically here. This land is your land, this land is my land, but we took this land, and claimed it OUR land. I guess this has been in the back of my mind for a little while and just wanted to put it out there. Do we really belong here? Things are changing, pictures are being painted, but we must remember to look at the entire canvass, as well as outside of the canvass. I guess I might just want some confirmation that what I'm doing is okay and I'm not stepping on boundries I shouldn't be. Think and discuss.