At a recent ecology presentation, the speaker recalled how she had fallen in love with nature camping in the Rocky Mountain National Park.She referenced one park ranger who particularly influenced her because the ranger carried a stethoscope on all their nature hikes. The ranger would often hold the stethoscope up to a tree and listen. It made me wonder, are there other careers where we could be carry stethoscopes?
There is something delightful about a park ranger holding up a stethoscope to the trunk of a large pine tree. I can only imagine the wonder in children’s eyes as they hope to hear the heartbeat of a tree.Perhaps they heard noises of insects in the bark or if wildly imaginative, the rushing of water from the roots to the trees and sugars pouring down from leaves to roots.
What would you hear if you carried a stethoscope? [Read more…]