b'edges were. Those historic lines, still lingering in memory today. I close my eyes, slowly look up and see that never-ending horizon where tallgrass prairie reaches up to kiss the deep blue sky. It was there 60 years agoI saw it. The prairie pieces are under a concrete driveway of an apartment building now.Everywhere has an edge, somewhere. That magic eco-logical edge where all manmade lines stop, and the lines and curves of nature start and then never end. I arrive home easy and comfortable when connecting these places, especially in my front yard. Always thought most of us wanted the same thing in lifejust a place to call home. To know a place so deeply, inside and out, where we become one withIn many zoned neighborhoods and planned it. So thankful for friends that are reconnecting thecommunities, we have created vast landscapes of edges of nature.alien plants that no living, native being, wildlife, insect or bird can embrace as habitat nor use for food. But not so many of our people are at ease with deepIn our relentless quest for dominion over land and connections to their place. Hard to get comfortablecontrol of all elements, we have created manicured in those human-built space-places. The oneseco-illogical, nearly uninhabitable, deserts.with endless fresh-mown lawns all lined-up with genetically modified boxwood bushes so neatlySomewhere out-back theretrimmed and squared. Nary a thing moves there, notpavement ends and the creek begins.a bug, bird, or dragonfly. Sometimes on warm and humid spring mornings, you can smell the polycyclicWhen you find the creek, you may see themthe aromatic hydrocarbons wafting from the yardmansbobcat, redtail hawk, coyote or rabbit. Gently with recent application of weed-n-feed. The year-roundpeaceful trust, engage by looking into their eyes. They stabilized scene of buttoned-up motionless green hasknow this placehomelike you know the back of covered over the magic of home.your hand. Listen to their stories. They see the land and how weve changed it. Native birds are some of the easiest to meet. And once they get to know you, they usually do plenty of speaking. But you have-to-have native habitat for them to pay you a visit.'