“The reason for the huge decline in bee numbers has remained uncertain, but pesticides, the varroa mite and other parasites, and destruction of the flower-rich habitats in which bees feed are believed to be the key reasons. Pesticide manufacturers and the UK government deny a class of the chemicals called neonicotinoids cause significant problems for bees, but Germany, Italy and France have suspended key insecticides over such fears. “
Photo – © Sabina Lucia 2012
Related post: The Art Of Nature.
Photo © Sabina Lucia 2012
We live on a beautiful planet, created over billions of years. Everywhere around us are examples of the most beautiful creations, the honeysuckle in your garden to the butterflies that land on it.
In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers are the numbers in the following sequence:
By definition, the first two Fibonacci numbers are 0 and 1, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two. Some sources omit the initial 0, instead beginning the sequence with two 1s.
The sequence appears in biological settings, such as branching in trees,arrangement of leaves on a stem, in spiral shells, the fruitlets of a pineapple, the flowering ofartichoke, an uncurling fern and the arrangement of a pine cone.
Here’s a video to illustrate the sequence
Some say it is evidence of a God-like design, which is possible but there are many spiral design shells which don’t follow the sequence.
It is however a brilliant example of how complex and creative the designs of nature are. It reminds us of how precious life on earth is and, I hope, inspires us to look after and take care of our planet and preserve it for future generations. We cannot go on consuming at the rate we do, using fossil fuels and plastics without it having devestating consequences. We must ALL take responsibility and do our bit to save this awe inspiring planet that we’ve been destroying for far too long now.
This story gave me hope, it’s about Britain’s wildest flower returning from the dead after 23 years.
From Psychadelic Adventure:
It is interesting that today we find ourselves at the final crossroads in our evolution. Since that day when we decided to abandon our faith in the universal way and follow the mechanical codes of science our consciousness has shifted from one of reverence for all things sacred to the worship of abstract materialism. Consequently, our change of attitude has endangered our living, breathing celestial sphere and it’s perhaps why crop circles, with their foundations based squarely upon sacred geometry, have chosen to appear at this particular point in time, reminding us that if only we observe the fundamental laws of the universe we may still be in time to discover the secrets of universal harmony and salvage our very own symbol of eternal life, the Earth.
If you want to do something but you’re not sure where to start, do some research on alternative fuels. An American man called Stan Meyer invented a car run on water. Amazing right? Revolutionary? Yes, or rather it should have been but sadly he died – some believe murdered – and his design disappeared. Some good news today though, Wessex Water engineers have successfully made a car that runs on methane gas from sewage.
If you’re not doing so already, start using a canvas bags instead of plastic ones, find out about a nature conservation scheme near you for bees and butterflies or whatever animal you choose. Or if you’re young and deciding what to do when you finish school, consider becoming a scientist and you could go on to invent a better alternative to plastic or other important, planet saving discoveries. I wish I had done that. Now I’m finding other ways to care and make a difference.
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