Monday, January 18, 2010

gwen bugheart

entomologist/ecologist
currently in neuch√Ętel, switzerland
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orange and green

every little thing counts.

little insects.

one day
i looked
a little closer at
the tiny insect world
around me
and was hooked.
a
beautiful,
yet powerful
world,
only occasionally
noticed by the humans.
an elegant world
of
amazing diversity
and
so much
to still understand.

little changes.
i study
tiny changes
in the genetic code.
those changes
cause variation
within organisms.
variation that
is the difference
between survival
and extinction.
it is
the foundation
for evolution.

little losses.
i seek to conserve.
habitat loss is
the greatest
threat to diversity.
we are losing
biodiversity
at an alarming rate.
i plan
to contribute to
a great body
of research
that proves
that
little losses
in diversity now
cascade
across species
and lead to
massive losses
in the future.

little steps.
i believe in
the little steps
that
we can take
towards
being
environmentally
conscious.
turn off the lights.
take the stairs.
bring canvas bags.
buy local produce.
buy used.
stay informed.
when living greener
seems overwhelming,
i remember that
all great change
is the sum of
small changes.
these everyday changes
can lead
to living greener.

every little thing counts.



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