Yesterday brought our town's annual Earth Day celebration in Forest Park. Every tree hugger, organic farmer, herbalist, soul traveler, electric car driver, vegan, river cleaner, Thoreau reader, public transport manager, species preserver, meditator, recycler, chiropractor, banjo picker, tai chi dancer, fair trade importer, bicycle rider, yogi, faerie and moon howler within a tank of gas driving distance was there. So were a few people, like me, who just wished we'd stop fouling our own nest.
As usual, the festivities kicked off with the All Species Parade led by the mind-boggling percussion band, Joia. I'll devote a post to them in the coming days. I tried to count the number of species in the parade and came up with, um, one (unless you count the bazillion bacteria in our digestive tracts). Fun for all.