If you are reading this and you are a dad — or you are someone like a dad to a young person — I hope you get outside today and share something about the natural world with children whom you love. I promise you, they won’t forget it, and it might shape how they think about and treat the world and the creatures that inhabit it.
Your child might even grow up to be an environmentalist and work to effect positive change, driven by a concern for nature that you instilled in them.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad: you are an inspiration and my hero.
And Happy Father’s Day to all dads — including the wild ones.