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Colorado Naturalist Author Mary Taylor Young’s New Book Chronicles Climate Change

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Award-winning naturalist and author Mary Taylor Young’s new book, Bluebird Seasons: Witnessing Climate Change in My Piece of the Wild, begins with this: “We have broken our covenant with the natural world. We have failed as stewards of the place that sustains us. This is the real cause of climate change.”

It’s a statement that goes to the heart of the book, a declaration that is both a reality check and a cultural challenge.

But just as important, the book ends with hope, borne on the wings of those titular harbinger bluebirds: “The young of the latest bluebird season are bright-eyed, undaunted, quivering with life. … Because of them, and all the hope inherent in the wondrous world around me — in youth, in people, in Earth’s resilience — I keep my eyes looking forward,…

Teague Bohlen

2023-05-04 08:00:00

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