Many cultures, both native and ancient, have used the energy and symbolism of the natural world as totems to guide and teach. A totem is a natural object, animal or insect, that has special meaning to that person. The Chinese zodiac, for instance, is based on animal signs. Native Americans also use the characteristics of animals to learn virtues of strength, patience, cleverness, and much more.
Butterflies are common throughout the world. In fact, there are over 28,000 species of butterflies; 80 percent exist in tropical regions. Although they symbolize different things to different cultures, universally butterflies represent change and transformation. Why? Because the butterfly is an insect that begins its life in one form and ends it in another. A butterfly starts as a crawling creature, then it hibernates in a cocoon, only to rejoin the world as a flying insect.
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Thistle is excited for #eathday ! Did you know that snakes like Reo are super helpful? Reo is a King Snake and he helps to control the rodent population! He is also non venomous which means he doesn’t pose a threat to humans. King Snakes do have a really cool adaptation though! They are able to eat venomous snakes! Another animal that helps control the rodent population... bids of prey! Birds of prey like eagles, owls, and hawks eat a large quantity of mice every year! Unfortunately though a large number of birds are injured or killed every year by rat poison:( Be a friend to birds and snakes this Earth Day and stop the use of rat poison! There are other ways to get mice out of your home including humane traps,as well as, setting up nesting boxes to encourage birds like owls to live by your home. #highlandcow#kingsnake#baldeagle#eagle#owl#barnowl#conservation#buschgardenswilliamsburg
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From where I come from old trees like this one symbolized the map of all the different realities that we, as mortal humans, can access, therefore they are for us sacred. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know that some of you are not very interested in the "international day celebrations", but I think today is a good day to recognize what we humans are doing in our only home 🌎🌍🌏 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This huge Ceiba tree was already a big boy when Pabrö Presbere in 1709 fought for what is now one of the largest forests in lower Central America. The first known revolution for a lifestyle in communion with nature. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the picture one of the oldest CR trees I know... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #conservation#keeptheforest#orgullodeorigen#CostaRica#earthday2019#earthday#ceiba#sacredtree#arbolcentenario#díadelatierra#tropicalforest#globalwarming#sapoaadventures
In honor of Earth Day:
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Be the change 🌎
I don’t post pictures of my girls very often, but this one captures her little explorer personality. This is my youngest in Jokulsarlon, Iceland. 🇮🇸 #chasingzebrasphotography
Happy Earth Day!! 🌎🐾 One of my favorite pics of Teddy to celebrate 💙💚 No matter what your beliefs may be we can all agree taking care of our planet and the creatures we share it with is the best thing to do! #bekind#earthday#savetheplanet
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Do you have your copy of Living With A Greet Heart? You can pick up a copy tonight @bookpassage in SF Ferry Building 6-8pm, or order one online through the link in my bio! 🌎💚