Recovery (DePauw Nature Park I)

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The main attraction of the DePauw Nature Park is its limestone quarry. It is a vast and eery place. After DePauw University took possession of the area, they removed buildings and other environmental damage, and allowed nature to recover.

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So one can see the effect of two different forces at once: The enormous momentous force of machines that cut through all that limestone, and the much slower force of plants that take roots again.

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This appears to be simple. We know the constituents: water, rock, grass, tree. But then there is weird stuff I don’t know. I will pretend it is harmless.

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Maybe Mars looked like this, too, millions of years ago.

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