COLUMN: Are you Biopheelin’ it?

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 04:39 PM.

Now that’s Biopheelin’ it! 

Dr. E.O. Wilson coined the term “Biophilia,” describing it as the connections that human beings subconsciously seek with the rest of life.

Obviously I have tweaked the term a little bit.  If you’re Biopheelin’ it, then you love all living things. 

That Southern toad has the potential to live longer than ten years.  He eats ants, bees, beetles, crickets, roaches, snails and other invertebrates. Tell me he’s not great to have around.

Living things need living things.

Not only do we make an occasional, accidental “save” of a living life, we instinctively look to embrace and search out ways to make a difference.

How often have you found yourself looking for turtles crossing the road as you slow your car down to the actual speed limit? I have helped a box turtle, soft shelled turtle, yellow-bellied slider, Florida river cooter and many other species of animals as well. 

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