Monday, May 8, 2017

Check out...

...this fascinating article on novel ecosystems, terraforming and saving indigenous plants.

There's so much in there I really can't add to it - except that we need to think forward, not backwards, when it comes to conservation. There's a tendency to think we should be trying to restore environments to their "pristine" state...except there's no such thing. This applies to all kinds of arguments - about heather moorland in Scotland, about suburban environments, about "rewilding" as a concept. I love it.