Today I am getting my second COVID-19 vaccine.  I am optimistic that this action if taken by enough people, will move us towards a greater level of mobility and a sense of freedom. I’ve missed exploring beyond the boundaries of a self-imposed 1-hour drive. I am cautiously optimistic that this is the right path forward.  

Thought for today:

“Natural history is more than just identifying species and knowing what habitat they are found in, although these are excellent starting points.  The natural history of an organism includes its life cycle, how it responds to the seasons, what it eats and who it eats, how it reproduces, where it gets its energy and nutrients from, where the energy and nutrients go when they die, and how these traits have coevolved with other organisms in the food webs and ecosystems to which they belong.”  – John Pastor, What Should a Clever Moose Eat