Last summer, for my granddaughter's 4th birthday, I bought her a digital camera and we went birding and "camera hunting" around my cabin in the woods. I think children have a natural affinity for taking pictures. It's a wonderful thing to introduce them to and a great tool to help nurture their creative side. She loved it.
Seeing life through the lens of a camera helped her fall in love with the outdoors. She began asking me often if we could go birding. It was really just hiking while exploring nature.
I introduced her to bugs and tried to inspire her to be curious about them versus being afraid. I didn't want her to stomp on them. I want her to appreciate all life with a live and let live attitude. I taught her how to trek up and down hills and to find deer paths to negotiate easier through the thick forest.
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I visited the Tiger Temple in Thailand & later found out it is under investigation for tiger trafficking and animal abuse. Read full story. In 2015 it was raided. More than 100 tigers and protected bird species in Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province were impounded by authorities following complaints that the temple was alleged to engage in illegal wildlife trading.
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even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
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