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A Fable about Climate Change

We had a very long and unpleasant dry season - worst in seventy years with temperatures reaching forty degrees Celsius during the day. Evidence of global warming, we reasoned.

Then when the rains came, they were truly excessive - heavier downpours than ever experienced, and often with strong winds blowing from unusual directions.

The good side to all this was that for whatever reasons, we had a profusion of pretty wildlife; exquisite butterflies in droves and dragonflies aplenty. Humming birds, finches, canaries, lovebirds, parrots, and colorful others were in abundance - except chickens for our kitchens because of a commercial poultry virus.

In support of the Beautiful Nature scene, we set out a bird feeder on the lawn, and right away it was visited by many of the above-mentioned avian beauties.

But all they did was squabble over feeding rights and spilled the various seeds onto the grass - making a mess of easy pickings for squirrels and other foragers.

So to contain the conflict, we stopped refilling.

Seems that it's with birds as it is with us - regarding Peace and Cooperation, we dream on.

Moral: With Nature, good intentions is never enough.