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May 3, 2008

"Like the winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth it's cost in things natural, wild and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television, and the chance to find a pasque-flower is a right as inalienable as free speech."
Aldo Leopold - March 4, 1948

The pasque-flowers struggling against high winds and high odds at the Sherburne National Wildlife Area, MN.

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