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I agree that grieving is never going to get easier. And shaping it invites our own personal response. I wrote a book about recently extinct animals so that they could be remembered, and memorialized. Perhaps by remembering what we’ve lost we can protect what we still have. Here’s a recent review. https://earthzine.org/2018/03/08/an-eloquent-remembrance-book-review-of-brief-eulogies-for-lost-animals/
sad subject but beautifully written
e – Thank you for the comment!
I’m sorry this little grove is lost! Any chance your community can make up for the loss of trees by new planting, bird feeders, etc.? People so often don’t realize just how important even a small stand of trees can be, and how much they can support wildlife with small gestures.
Thanks for the links and the comments. Katie Tume’s work is stunning, and so beautiful to see up close.
Heather, thanks for the kind words, and for including Katie Tume’s website and instagram handle. We’ll tag her there now and in future posts!
I can totally relate to the anger.
At the end of the street where I live in U.S., there was a pocket of trees. So small. It had escaped development. Squirrels, birds, deer. Now they are tearing it down. Bulldozers…
Lovely article. Since your instagram and article both use a leading image by Katie Tume of Mother Eagle Embroidery, it would be best to include a link to her instagram and website so readers can explore the several extinct/endangered species series she has meticulously hand stitched over the past several years!