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Biodiversity of Species Part #2 (Non-humans) — 6 Comments

  1. I see what you are talking about here in East Texas. Many people planted “red tips” Photinia xfraseri whice eventually developed fungus problems and died out. Now we see a lot of Yaupon Hollies llex vomitoria that are developing similar problems. Also we find plants that have escaped cultivation and found in our woods. These plants displace the native species and can cause extinction. The lack of diversity is not something distant and far away. It apply to us (people) in a very personal way.

  2. It makes me feel somewhat pessimistic when I really stop and think about what we humans are doing. I understand the importance of diversity and still see that uniformity is at the winning hand. There is so much knowledge about what we are doing wrong on the planet, yet major companies just keep right on doing them and we little people hardly seem to make a difference. Or am I being to pessimistic now? I know, I must always keep trying to do my share and so I will. But when will somebody stop the madness? When will enough people boycott the whole system and bring it to a screeching halt?

  3. Well said. We have the same problem of escaping garden plants that Bobbie mentions. We have one or two like Japanese knotweed and other such that are spreading everywhere. Even in the countryside – they seem to travel along canals and railways and once they come in they are really hard to get rid of. One of our neighbours across the stream decided to cut down all his wild plants and wiped out birds’ nests and all – knotweed moved in immediately – so I look at it regularly ready to do battle if it looks as if it is coming over the water!

  4. Hi Bobbie, it is disturbing to hear stories like this – and important to share I think. Thank you!! We have a lot of problems with native species getting pushed out too. I think it is positive that people are beginning to take it personally!

    Hi Irene, it is easy to get pessimistic. I think there is no question that many major companies turn their heads from the environment. Thank goodness some are paying attention. All I know for sure, is that I need to do my part and keep stretching myself and encouraging others to also.

    Hi Frances, we have problems locally with the Japanese knotweed too. Very persistence. raveling along railways and canals makes sense … they are relatively clear. I am glad you are vigilant toward it. It sounds like your neighbor didn’t make an ecologically sound decision.

    Thank you!
    ~ Diane Clancy

  5. Hey teacher! Thanks for delving into this subject… I love the collage and the strong emotion which comes with it. I am rather biased towards figurative styles and this speaks to me. I love her posture and the hand placement. Being naked makes it even more poignant. Great job, teach!

  6. Hi Neda, thank you so much! And thank you for acknowledging my teaching … I think I am a born teacher and probably would have been very happy in the classroom. So glad you like this image! ~ Diane

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