While I was walking through my neighbourhood park
, I was pleasantly surprised
to find that I was not alone in my (1) _______ to get out and see nature at its finest. The autumn season and its accompanying (2) _____ of leaves had brought us city-dwellers out in (3) _______.
In (4) ________ , I realise I really shouldn't have been as surprised as I was because nature has a way of attracting crowds. Even travel agents have (5) _____ and each year sees more and more 'eco-holidays' on (6) ______ for those wishing to 'reunite' themselves with the great (7) ______. It is fact, too, that the world's zoos and aquariums attract more people annually than all professional events (8) ______.
According to Edward O. Wilson, a Harvard ecologist, humans have an (9) _____ love of nature and an actual need to (10) _____ themselves in it. children are the greatest examples of what Wilson has (11) ____ 'biophilia' or love of life. Point out a butterfly or an anthill to almost any child and watch their eyes (12) _____ up with interest and curiosity. Or, for that matter, just watch grown-ups as they (13) _____ through the park on a lovely autumn day. Their relaxed (14) _______ are enough to show that they are truly appreciative of their (15) _____, but beneficial, contact with nature.
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