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Sep 10Liked by Christopher Brown

I have been thinking alot about my responsibility to the natual world and my participation, as a human, in its destruction. I watch the birds coming to our water feature with their beaks open panting from the heat The swallows trying so hard to raise 2 batches if young underneath the sweltering eaves of our porch, break my heart. Their perserverence is amazing.

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Sep 10·edited Sep 10Liked by Christopher Brown

that butterfly! I've never seen anything like it. (the purple one)

Our spaces are filled with predators and pollinators (and small prey)

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Sep 12Liked by Christopher Brown

Can’t wait to see the new book.

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Sep 11Liked by Christopher Brown

Interesting timing, to open and read this and then to open the Guardian and discover two stories about fire ants, written because they're now in Europe. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/sep/11/red-fire-ant-colonies-sicily-italy-europe-spread-study

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Fantastic piece of writing: shocking, heartbreaking, informative, a witness to the transition we all face. I do hope your book will be available in the U.K.? Best of luck with these final stages.

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I think about, and read about, the emergence of agriculture and the state a lot, not to see where we went wrong but to see what we could get back to, without mass extinction. We'll need farming. Less ranching. Cities will have to exist, termite mounds of human construction, with more trees, bikes, walking, and fewer cars. A future some loathe more than the destruction towards which we are headed.

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Sep 10Liked by Christopher Brown

Thanks so much for your work! We were honored to host the full chrysalis of a black swallowtail here in our kitchen, as the caterpillar must have arrived with a small pot of parsley I'd bought for the windowsill. When he munched through that pot, I bought him some dill until it he morphed. When he crawled out (why does the morphing always happens while we're asleep?), we invited our granddaughter over to watch him take off into the backyard. What is the purple-winged called?

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Sep 10Liked by Christopher Brown

I get so much from your work. Thank you.

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Sep 10Liked by Christopher Brown

Thank you for writing.

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Love the title.

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