I've heard Arlo Guthrie say "There's two kinds of people in the world: people who give a damn and people who don't." I've been fortunate enough to have seen Arlo perform at more than one Wisconsin venue. Always an uplifting experience, familiar songs, sing alongs and positive stories. Forgve me for parapharshing, here's an excellent story to recall and retell.
Two rabbits, mama rabbit and papa rabbit running for their lives in the woods. Running from a vicious pack of wolves. First the rabbits heard howling off in the distance, quickly getting closer and closer. Eventually the wolves are almost on the rabbits. At the last second papa rabbit sees an old hollow log, "in here", papa says to mama rabbit. They both dive in to the hollow log. Log open at both ends with the wolves are growling and snapping their jaws. Clearly there's no escaping the wolves, all seems hopeless for the rabbits. Papa rabbit says, "Sorry mama but it seems theres nothing more that we can do." Mama rabbit says, "Well we'll just have to stay in here until there's more of us in here than there are of them out there."
I'm always encouraged by that possiblity: more of us than there are of the them. I'm in no position to describe The Nature Conservancy. More than you can possibly imagine and all of its good. Truth be known I first learned of them about two months ago on a sign at a Wisconsin State Natural area. The Nature Conservancy listed on a sign at Baxter's Hollow WI SNA No. 82