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Tuesday, August 4, 2009


An important and valuable ecosystem,

teeming with life,

home to a variety of birds, plants and insects.

Red-Winged Blackbird, female,
with what looks like dinner in her beak.

What would the world be, once berefit
Of wet and wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds, and the wildness yet.

~ Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1899)