A natural affinity
“Children have a natural affinity towards nature. Dirt, water, plants, and small animals attract and hold children’s attention for hours, days, even a lifetime.”
— Robin C. Moore and Herb H Wong
One of the best ways to enjoy nature is to tag along with a child or two. They notice things we have forgotten how to see, and find fascination in what we overlook. Chances are that some of your earliest favorite memories (and probably a few not-so-happy ones) spring from your outdoor explorations.
If you have children, grandchildren or friendly neighborhood kids, try looking at the world through their eyes for a few minutes. Young people teach us in a way that makes learning fun: unintentionally, spontaneously, sometimes accidentally, but guaranteed to be interesting. What did you learn about nature as a child? What do you continue to learn about it from children?
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