We are saying goodbye to this place tomorrow and heading back home to Maine. It has been an extraordinary few days. The owners of this place try terribly hard to leave nature alone. We humans are guests but we don’t belong here. We can look and learn but we must stay out of the way and leave the island’s natural processes alone.
Lately I’ve come back often to the realization that the words “natural resources” used together are dangerous. A “resource” is something that can be used and by inference used up. This planet just can’t be treated as expendable. We depend on its health for our very lives.
Thank you Little St. Simon Island! We will miss you.