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

Poll Results: 2,920 votes    vote on this poll
36%
0-5 years old
 
30%
6-12 years old
 
12%
12-17 years old
 
9%
18-25 years old
 
6%
26-39 years old
 
4%
40 years or older
 
2%
Other
 
1%
I don't appreciate nature
 



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Jeanne Rogers
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:32 PM


0-5 yrs of age.

Jeanne Rogers
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:32 PM


0-5 yrs of age.

JL A.
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.

JL A.
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 2:06 PM


I am disappointed Care2 said they will be discontinuing polls

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


6-12

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.



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