Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

An Earth Day admonition

earthTomorrow is Earth Day. What do you plan to do about it? Recycle a few cans, maybe? Plant a tree? Bicycle to work?

While any of those things would be fine and noble, I believe the best thing a person could possibly do during Earth Day is to venture outside and experience some of the resources our marvelously diverse planet has to offer.

Take a hike through the woods. Go fishing. Head to a local park and bask in the sun. Rent a canoe or a kayak and spend a few hours cruising a lake or a river. Grab a camera or a pair of binoculars and head for the nearest wildlife preserve.

To truly appreciate the earth, we must be part of it. At the risk of sounding anthropomorphic, we can’t feel the earth’s pulse unless we first place our hands on it.