"Water" was the topic, and an important one at The Cabin Path. Our lake's spillway flows into a creek that flows into Camp Creek...that flows into the Chattahoochee River, so what we do and don't do affects the river and the environment downstream! I explained that we are careful with all chemicals. I only use poisons to control fireants, an invasive insect with a painful bite, and we don't use lawn chemicals that would flow into the water.
Water is important to wildlife! We frequently see deer, fox, rabbits, squirrels, beaver..and many birds. As part of a working wildlife habitat, it is a vital key ingredient. On our walk, we stopped to see if the tadpoles had appeared..and we weren't disappointed!
• Water is composed of two elements, Hydrogen and Oxygen. 2 Hydrogen + 1 Oxygen = H2O.
• Nearly 97% of the world’s water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% for all of humanity’s needs — all its agricultural, residential, manufacturing, community, and personal needs. (we need to treat it as a gift!)
• 75% of the human brain is water and 75% of a living tree is water.
• A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water.
• Water is part of a deeply interconnected system. What we pour on the ground ends up in our water, and what we spray into the sky ends up in our water.
Important lessons for all of us!