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At what age did you first gain a real appreciation for nature?

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Friday April 18, 2014, 1:03 PM

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Laurel B.
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 1:57 PM

I've always loved nature.

Tuesday April 15, 2014, 2:06 PM

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Helga Ganguly
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 2:03 PM

Lady bugs and butterflies.We all caught butterflies when we were little. It was a school project.Either they aren't around anymore or it isn't done. but I clearly remember-1st was the cabbage butterfly,yellow and white versions, then monarchs, then blue swallowtails. My father brought a cecropia Moth home.It was huge.
Till then,I had no idea a moth could be beautiful.In India,I met my first lizard. They were not outdoors where they should be. I also met roaches large enough to carry bananas. No.Not good. In California,lizards are adorable-and outside. Much cuter. Tree frogs? They are allowed to be inside or outside. It's the size that matters.Snakes-must be seen from a great distance. Other wise my husband screams like a girl.Not his fault.He was chased by a Cobra when he was a young boy and almost lost the race. It was a Mother cobra protecting her nest of eggs and he was running on a newly made tarmac.If a worker in a three-wheel car hadn't spotted him and picked him up while driving by,he'd have been a snake casualty.

Janis K.
Monday April 14, 2014, 11:14 AM


Mary Boorman
Sunday April 13, 2014, 7:51 PM

Butterflies were likely the first thing ... those and ladybugs and of course sparrows and robins!
Then shampooing the fuzzy caterpillar to give it a
fresh look! lol

MJ Justus
Sunday April 13, 2014, 3:13 PM

My parents loved nature, so the exposure was just there, always.

Carl Holland
Thursday April 10, 2014, 5:11 AM

Always appreciated nature just never realised how much until later in life, but I live in the countryside so maybe that's why, but I do remember my growing dislike of town centres and city's at about 13/14 years old and remember thinking I don't want to live in built up areas I want to live in the countryside.

Angelique Rossetto
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 11:17 AM

Since childhood :)

Thursday April 3, 2014, 1:51 PM


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