“In the age of social media, where landscapes have become backdrops for ‘likes’, a broader understanding of the ecology at work behind beautiful scenery is often neglected, which is why visitors overlook the damage they are doing.

‘There is something missing there, in understanding that this is a natural ecosystem,’ Fraga said. ‘It’s not just the poppies – it is the pollinators, and the soil microbes, and a network of biological life that requires an ethic of care for nature.

‘It is not just for pulling likes and clicks and endorphins,’ she added. ‘If an educational voice can be a louder voice than the influencers, that could do a lot of good.’” https://apple.news/ACEzRDZ53QQa-RQizYQBa-w