Nature presents a study in contrasts between what is seen and unseen, what is heard and unheard.
The field I walk in daily is strewn with holes made by gophers. Their survival depends on staying underground, unseen. Flowers, by contrast, depend on being seen so that animals and humans will touch them, pick them, and spread their seeds. Babies of many species are cute, and by their cuteness, they ensure that they are cared for by adults. Their survival depends on being seen, and heard. … Continue reading »