It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
– David Attenborough
Today is World Environment Day. It is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth.
David Attenborough’s quote sums up how I feel about the natural world. I have been watching his nature programmes since I was a kid. He has just turned 90, but his enthusiasm and love of the natural world has never waned. He continues to inspire and awe us all, while educating us on well known and unknown plant and animal species. always with something new to offer.
I was so lucky to attend a lecture given by Sir David, here in Cape Town, six years ago. He was just as charming, intelligent and well-spoken as seen on his TV programmes. It is something I will treasure for ever.