Last month as I was wading in a shallow river looking for dragonflies, I noticed that there were a lot of snails clinging to the rocks. I mean a lot. I’m not sure what species they were but it just didn’t look right. There were very few fish.
Click on photo to enlarge.
I was reminded of the aquarium I had as a young girl, when after all the fish had died only the snails and murky water remained. Unfortunately, I am probably not the only one to have pet fish that died. Their death was acceptable and the floating fish were flushed down the toilet and forgotten. I think some of us were not good stewards as children and we don’t seem to be doing much better as adults. I wonder if we teach our children to take better care and responsibity for aquariums will they then take better care of the rivers and streams we love to photograph? Might be worth a try.
Squirrel's View [original photos, words and poetic attempts] is an ongoing work of creativity and thought by Cheryl Jennings (c) 2009 , and all rights are reserved by her. To quote from written materials or borrow images, contact her and ask for permission. She welcomes their use for educational purposes but wishes to be notified first. Thanks.