everyday encounters

“Not to hurt the creatures brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission, to be of service to them whenever they require it.”

As wild lands diminish, wild animals are being pushed to the very edge of their existence. As never before, the words of St Francis of Assisi are a gentle reminder that we can each do our own small part in reducing our footprint and finding ways to live more considerately alongside the birds and small mammals that live close by.