joe dziewa

Joined: Mar 2, 2020 Last Active: Jul 17, 2024 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since December 2020

Just beyond the conflicted myriad of myopias of the society of our own species is common ground in the living tapestry of biodiversity around us and right there, under our feet.

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Oh, Oh, who are the species in your neighborhood?

In Your Neighborhood?

In Your Neighborhood?

Say, who are the species in your neighborhood?

The species who you meet EACH DAY!!!

The home team I root for doesn't import players from around the country and for them it's not a game, it's life or death. In my opinion, one of the greatest perks for choosing the Erie County Natives is that I actually get to see some of my favorite team members in person regularly, even daily. Not to brag, but some even know me personally.


I have known Tilly Dee for six years. She is very precious to me. Knowing her has brought me great joy. I hope that, like with pets, the emotional attachment from a human makes her life valued as worthy of protecting by other humans, but I do not believe that is what gives her life significance.

She is a being with emotions, who feels stress and excitement, who knows fear, who feels pain, cold and hunger, and maybe some happiness and satifaction. She has raised young. She has taught them and her community. She is an excellent, experienced sentinel who protects her family and community and warns them of danger. I often have a hard time distinguishing her by sight, but she has her own way that lets me know its her.

Her species has been on this land for hundreds of thousands of years. Humans, largely unaware of her and other native species have transformed the landscape, removing habitat and bringing unintentional threats by introducing and subsidizing aggressive anti-competive non-native species.

Mang Park, Kenmore, NY, US has biodiversity!

When being supported by living earth, bare feet allow for a more nuanced perception of how much it gives.

A recent survey found that one out of one toads preferred humans to not wear footwear.


Without supplementation, Vitamin B12 can be virtually absent from the vegan diet and is typically the main deficiency responsible for the vegan malnutrition horror stories passed around from the news. If your foods aren't fortified enough with it, a bottle of 365 1mg B12 tablets can be purchased for about $12 or less. If you divide them up into US RDA doses, that's a 415-year supply at less than $0.03/year. Another deficiency is D. D2 needs to be converted by the body to D3, which is often considered better nutrition. It is usually derived from animals, but it can be obtained from lichens at a higher price or often as a free by-product of supplementing a more common modern deficiency, time outdoors with nature.

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