Discovering Your Bioregion

Bioregions were a big deal 10 or 20 years ago as a functional concept.  You don’t hear about it too much anymore.  Well, at least, I don’t.

A bioregion is the distinct area, surronded by creeks, canals, rivers, forests, or whatever.  They are usually fairly small, maybe a mile or so.  And they are biologically distinct from the bioregions next to it.

We see this vividly in Southwest Florida when the rain comes. It may be raining on one side of the street, but not the other side.

A bioregion contains animal life and plant life, distinct from nearby bioregions.

How do you know what bioregion you are in?  Do you know the boundaries of the bioregion you are in?  How about the one east of the one you are in?  And east of that?

(East is where the sun rises.  Remember the rest this way:  Never Eat Soggy Waffles.)

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Author: Whale Maiden

I'm a Shaman living in suburban Southwest Florida. I study animals and the weather and reflect on the cycles of life.

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