Nature Deficit Disorder - an article
Nature Deficit Disorder by Melissa Hawthorne
Growing up as a country girl, I had the joy of experiencing nature, in its rawest forms, outside my front door every day. In fact, I have an early memory of a snake literally falling out of a tree, landing on my very surprised dad one morning as he left the house. I spent long days of my youth in the woods, the prairie, the pasture, the creek, or the swamp. Though it was often taken for granted, I am intrigued by the idea that many people have not had this same opportunity. When I heard about Nature Deficit Disorder, I just had to write about it. I hope you enjoy! --M.H.