This reminded me of these pictures I took last March. This was in the field across from Indian Gardens, and I had never seen so many sandhill cranes before. I pulled over to get a picture, this flock was spread out over a mile or so!
The ecological teaching of the Bible is simply inescapable: God made the world because He wanted it made. He thinks the world is good, and He loves it. It is His world; He has never relinquished title to it. And He has never revoked the conditions, bearing on His gift to us of the use of it, that oblige us to take excellent care of it. If God loves the world, then how might any person of faith be excused for not loving it or justified in destroying it?
-Wendell Berry, "God and Country,"