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We here at Wilderless are big fans of famed naturalist Aldo Leopold. Now, thanks to ecologist Stan Temple, a senior fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation, we have the opportunity to listen in on a simulated dawn chorus at Leopold’s famed Wisconsin shack. For the audio track and more on the story check out Brandon Keim’s article over at Wired.
“I have read many definitions of what is a conservationist, and written not a few myself, but I suspect that the best one is written not with a pen, but with an axe. It is a matter of what a man thinks about while chopping, or while deciding what to chop. A conservationist is one who is humbly aware that with each stroke he is writing his signature on the face of his land. Signatures of course differ, whether written with axe or pen, and this is as it should be.”
– Aldo Leopold
Axe-in-Hand (1949); ASCA 68-69