SCIENCE

Winner of the WWF Short Film Competition: 'Life.Nature.You.Make the Connection'

HOW TO MAKE A FOREST FROM A PATCH OF GRASS

My daughter created a tiny nature reserve in our garden to save the wildlife in the grass from the lawn mower.

We stopped to talk about it, and then spent the afternoon looking for wildlife in the grass.

What she found really amazed me: so many little creatures in a tiny patch of grass.

Wildlife often seems remote and disconnected from our day-to-day lives, and our impact on the environment as individuals seems minimal.

But my daughter's idea - that an individual can save a tiny patch of the earth suddenly changed the way I think, and inspired me to do something.

So, I'm sending out this thought in the hope that others may be inspired to appreciate the diversity of life on earth (even the slugs and snails) and take positive action to protect it.

I hope this inspires you too.

As environmentalist David Orr wrote: "When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves."

Maybe together we can save an entire forest...starting with a tiny patch of grass?

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