Ten week span, summer on Mayne Island, Canada 2014
Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, it is estimated that 83 species of mammals, 113 species of birds,
23 species of amphibians and reptiles, 23 species of fish,
about 100 species of invertebrates, and over 350 species of plants have become extinct.
The rate of extinction is somewhere between 1,000 to 10,000 times greater
than the natural rate previous to this time period, which was 2 to 10 species per year.
Over the summer, I watched these grass balls fade away, the paper being torn at and salvaged by birds for their nests
and wondered how little of nature we are aware of and if we saw more obvious and direct signs of degradation,
would we change our minds, our actions, our lifestyle?