Thursday, 21 June 2012

Where Plant Life, Wildlife There

 Where Plant Life, Wildlife There

‘Historically the study of evolution has concentrated almost exclusively upon the animals. If plants are mentioned it is only in passing and usually to reconstruct the environment in which to view the animal record.’ ─ The opening sentence of the book, “The Evolution of Plants” by Willis, K.J. & McElwin, OUP, 2002.
Plant life and Wildlife at Micro-level
On a parapet, there were many potted plants. A spider builds its web at a most lucrative site. After a few days, someone had cleaned (sic) it.

Where we grow plants, there should be sunlight and moisture in soil. Various insects, worms, flies, bees, earthworms and bacteria live.

Spider knows where to build its web, by intuition. Even in homes there are cobwebs. Sometimes a spider is predator, sometimes a  prey – a victim of chemical insecticides.

Nature maintains the balance of Environment, Ecology and Energy fields by inbuilt planning. However, there may not be any other predator species like civilized humans, particularly the Post-Historic man for his immense insatiable greed.

Civilized societies have a strange idea of aesthetics, smeared by hedonistic visual pleasure. Plant life and wildlife support and feed each other at micro, meso and macro levels. But who cares!

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© Remigius de Souza. All rights reserved.


  1. hmmm i never thot of it dis way...thank u for sharing remi:)i will try to b a better humanbeing

  2. Alka,
    I am delighted and feel humble by your comment. Please do visit us again and share your thoughts :-)

  3. Oh, Remi, you have hit bull's eye! I am waiting for more! Thanks!!

  4. I am a science student. I am happy that you have added human dimension to science and urbanity! Thanks.

  5. @flame o forest, @ALLOPATRY Thanks for your visit and comments. You can add as many dimensions to by your observations.