Tonight we went to the Royal Botanical Garden in Burlington and 50 people showed up.
Each night the staff open up with a song called “Go Outside“. Chris Gilmore of Earth Mentorship, opened up with a story about a red fox that would show up at his high school weekend bonfires. The amazing thing was it only showed up when they were playing music. It would come out and sit on this little hill and listen, every time.
Threads from the talk tonight:
Deep Nature connection requires mentoring. Left to my own devices I will continue to be aware of what I already know. Its the mentors choice to increase awareness of the one that is learning. I remembered back to when I didn’t know what a robin was. There were no robins. I played on that lawn. I was there every day. But I know now, where there are lawns there are robins. A mentor showed me my first robin. And then they hooked up my ears to hear their song. Then through curiosity I was led to discovering the nest. Now my yard is magic, watching birds of many species rear their young.
The same is true for parenting. What the parent gives attention to the children will consider important. If nature doesn’t exist for the parents it won’t exist for the children.