Camp Cottontail Dedication

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If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child of the world would be a sense of wonder so indescribable that it would last throughout life.

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.  If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species - man - acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

Rachel Carson

1907-1964

This web site is dedicated to all of nature's children.

Kieran Lindsey. 
Astrid MacLeod. 
Joe MacLeod.
December, 1999