I would love to hear from other people about the things that first inspired their imagination and curiosity about the natural world and natural history. Creating a collection of those recollections could make a nice little project.
*For my last post, I wrote about the historical aspect of natural history. That got me to thinking about my own history of contemplating the history of the natural world. I surprised myself with some nice memories that I haven’t visited for a very long time. It is amazing how much of our past remains in our minds, and how long memories can stay dormant before swimming to the surface of our consciousness.
It might be science, it might be nons(ci)ense, but it still smells.