I am a biophile.
You may be one too.
A biophile is someone who has a great love of nature, and who appreciates and cares for God’s creation, and his creatures.
Biophilia is the philosophy that humans are created to live in harmony with nature. Our sense of well-being increases in a natural environment.
I visit the neighbourhood pond most days.
The ducks recognize me, and swim over to see me, knowing that I bring them organic corn niblets as a special treat.
These Northern Pintail Ducks arrive each Spring from their wintering grounds in the south.
Within a few weeks, the pond is filled with mother ducks and their ducklings. The father ducks (drakes) leave the pond before the ducklings hatch. They are not ‘dead-beat dads’, however. They fly away because their striking black and white feathers would attract predators to the nests.
The ducklings are now as big as their mothers.
Pictured is our last ‘party’ of the season.
It is getting windier in rural Newfoundland, as the season changes.
Soon, with no more special treats, and the colder weather, God will once again guide them on the long flight to the warm places where they spend the cold months.
Let us thank the Lord continually for his beautiful creation, and may he motivate us to care for it.