A touch of nature, a burst of happiness
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“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Written more than a hundred years ago these words resonate in tune with our Malhar community. They ring true with the spine of its creation. The Flora and Fauna at GoodEarth Malhar are our portal to living in cadence with nature and the planet.
They are the birds, bees, squirrels, snakes, beetles, flowers, plants and all the living things that unify us with the environment. Without them, these spaces would be empty.
As we saunter along on one of Malhar’s many pathways, we can find traces and baubles left behind by nature. A dried leaf, a dandelion floating in the air and a half nibbled fruit dangling from a tree. They all remind us that our best friends – the flora and fauna that surround us are just a whisper and touch away.
If you create it, they will come
The Fauna at Malhar reveals all sorts of natural residents and visitors. As the plants and flowers grew and bloomed, so did the “circle of life ecosystem”. As the squirrels, birds, insects, snakes, bees, spiders and other species started thriving, so did the richness of Malhar. From migrating birds that drop in for a quick sip, to the occasional peacock, porcupine and myriad other small wildlife forms–they all find a comfortable home at Malhar. It is now a learning ground for the inquisitive child who skips along–what she may encounter in one run could be worth many days of other learning forms. And there is nothing like the tactile touch of an earthworm, pigeon, beetle or bug. We often see kids chasing butterflies for hours in the sun and prancing around with sprites of yellow, orange, and green flitting around them.
And yet all these are greater than the sum of their parts. The symbiotic glow that they cast on our lives is both parts dramatic and sublime in different measure. The simple act of sitting quietly on a bench under a tree and drinking in the sounds and sights around, while a cool breeze wafts by, can add years to one’s life. It is a union with nature of the highest kind