I really wanted to share this interview. Although it was recorded just after the last lockdown, so much of what Louise talks about is relevant today.
We discuss plant blindness - how 'not noticing' the evidence of nature around us renders us blind to the natural world. If we can learn to notice our local trees or wallflowers - even a hedge on the walk to work - we start to forge a relationship with nature, which leads to pro-conservation behaviours.
We discuss the relationship children have to nature and how critical it is to introduce them at an early age and how that changes from culture to culture and from exposure at a young age.
Packed full of thoughtful insights and information I promise you will feel inspired and hopefully motivated to get out into your local park :)
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