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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Remembering Leopold: Allure of nature is constant change

Nature is nothing if not dynamic. One morning, you might come upon a pied-billed grebe (above). The next day, a pair of mallards may have taken its place on the pond. (Photo by Dean Wattermann)

I know a painting so evanescent that it is seldom viewed at all, except by some wandering deer. It is a river who wields the brush, and it’s the same river who, before I can bring my friends to view his work, erases it forever — Aldo Leopold
Leopold is doing what he does best with this quote from “A Sand County Almanac.” First, he’s writing about a very precise spot, but is (I think?) using this specific case to write about more general topics.

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