If students of the natural world learn anything, it’s that everything is more interconnected than we had even supposed. Peace will not come from drone strikes, but it might come from a deeper appreciation for the finer things in life. Like drone flies, perhaps? And whilst I’m being a little bit political, how daft does nature make our arbitrary geopolitical borders look? Migration is a seamless whole. One can no more dictate the movement of people than you can stop next spring’s swallows or come up with a quota for winter thrush numbers.
@MarkAvery LATEST FLASH: David Cameron says UK will accept 20,000 Redwing and Fieldfare which will be housed mainly on farmland this winter
— Paul Thomas (@PaulThomas992) September 7, 2015
We’re all from somewhere else, if you go back far enough. And if I’m not convincing, try this beautiful poem by Ruth Padel.