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“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher”

                                                       William Wordsworth

Photo courtesy of Philip Hay

In the last two posts, we’ve written about spending time in nature and the health and well-being benefits to children and adults alike.  Nature also inspires designers, architects, scientists, researchers, business-leaders and engineers to solve human problems in innovative ways.  This fascinating discipline is known as   biomimicry. 

Intrigued? There are lots of examples of biomimicry from the Mercedes’ concept car fashioned after the boxfish to less painful needles mimicking the mosquito’s proboscis. It truly is awesome to see what nature has inspired.

If you want to learn more, listen to this TED lecture by Janine Benyus, founder of the Biomimicry Institute or check out Scoop.it!

Until next time,

Your Boomer Life Partners

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