“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
Frank Lloyd Wright
I am team mother nature all the way! The beauty, power and absolute wonder of nature can not ever be challenged or replicated by woman or man. And though I like to feel that I do the best I can to leave a light footprint as I walk this earth, I’m inspired to do more and be better every time I discover environmentalists like the cool, badass women and men of Bandit Patrol!
A few weeks ago I stumbled upon Nat Geo Wild’s Bandit Patrol and I am completely in love and totally addicted. The Wildlife Rehabilitation specialists who are spotlite on this show are doing some of the most important ground zero environmental work that I have seen in a long time. We often think of environmentalists saving animals from oil spills and hurricanes and man-made destruction and chaos, but these courageous rehabbers save injured and orphaned animals, forced to navigate our ever expanding human presence, that we take for granted and even harm: bats, raccoons, skunks, vultures, birds of prey and more.
I have seen the most lovely sights: a disabled skunk getting nurtured back to strength. A badly injured turtle receiving a reconstructed shell. A baby fox trapped in a manmade sewer being restored to vibrant health. And what makes all the work these rehabbers do even more powerful and important to our world is that there goal is to keep wild animals wild! They do not save these animals to keep them as pets, they nurture them back to health, and assure that wild animals maintain or develop the wild instincts they need to survive in the wild and enjoy the free lives they deserve to live. I have so gratitude for the work they’re doing, and it is such an entertaining show to watch! So, if you’re looking for great television, check out Bandit Patrol on Nat Geo Wild!