Beautiful as nature is it requires our respect and understanding.
A powerful farmers union in the UK have won the right to cull badgers due to an unscientifically bad idea that TB impacts cattle. In Australia another shark death resulted in a call by the tourist lobby for the slaughter of protected Great White sharks.
The destruction of animals and plants due to them being considered dangerous to humans has an unseen impact on the ecosystem as a whole. Every plant and animal has a significant role in the life of other species, if one fails others can fail.
Energy of life
All organic life has a purpose of living, growing and creating, each purpose that requires energy. Every organic form has developed either attacking strategies to gain energy, or defensive strategies to conserve energy. Lack of energy means life processes are restricted, or leads to death or worse, extinction of entire species. All life follows the path of least resistance in developing strategies around energy to achieve their needs. These rules apply to humanity and all their activities too.
Nature demands respect. Cows may seem harmless, but they can kill.
Hornets are one creature that can freak me. Hornets are dangerous, and often people run into problems due to ignorance. It is a good idea to run if you stumble on a hornets nest, as fighting one can quickly result in many when a hornet sends an attack-alert chemical to its fellows.
An attack strategy of a hornet is to attack a bee’s nest, of which just a few hornets can wipe out an entire bee colony. Asian bees have a defensive strategy of covering an individual hornet in a mass of bees and cooking it to death. The following video shows a battle between two types of hornet. Understand and respect nature.