Our planet is our home. Our only home and we should care for it and protect it. I’m sad that insect and bird numbers have declined. We must teach children the joy of nature, and that we as humans are important but that wildlife is important too.
I constantly want to learn more bird species. I live a busy life, but always find time to watch the birds feeding in my garden. They feel like my friends.
A few years ago a Blackbird with a white circle on each cheek visited our garden regularly. I loved knowing it was the same bird and was sad when after two years he was no longer around. The following year another Blackbird starting to visit who had a sprinkle of white through his coat. I liked to think he was related to ‘White Cheeks’.
I sometimes record birdsong on my phone or iPad. I love listening back to it. Even with the hum of the busy city in the background it calms me and the birdsong dominates.
I am grateful to my Aunt and my two grandmothers who taught me to love nature. I hope to pass this on to my grandson.
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