My name is Bella Lack and I am a 15 year old conservationist and environmentalist. I write my blog to engage others in issues that I feel passionately about, especially those related to animals and the environment. I hope you enjoy it. :)

March 19, 2020

A forewarning... I know this pandemic is fatal and far-reaching. I know lives and livelihoods are being destroyed. I know the burden is falling disproportionately on those who are vulnerable, elderly and underprivileged. But that doesn’t mean we just retract into our h...

February 27, 2020

I was apple-cheeked and pink-lipped, weaving through meadows and tumbling down rolling grass slopes. Not tentative, but trusting, because nature was stable and I was only insignificant. The winds were thunderous, the oceans boundless, the trees towering with steel limb...

February 9, 2020



Yodelling like a cowboy, the melody undulates from the tight, peach bill.

Waves of tune that engulf and invigorate. Yet even a melody so bold and brilliant doesn’t disclose the location of the Oriole. Leaves tremble...

August 21, 2019

Right now, as you read these words, a large swathe of our planet is quite literally burning, and almost no one is speaking about it.

The Amazon; an explosion of life and a cornocuopia of colours. A heaving organism thrumming with the calls of species we’ve yet to know a...

July 12, 2019

Deep set beady eyes peer from folds of thick leather skin. They close slowly in a leisurely, ponderous blink. Nostrils flare with each warm, damp exhalation, causing a slight rise of the stubby nasal horn that rests on those cavernous nostrils. I stare at this primitiv...

June 15, 2019

The path near my house thrusts out into the winding river and drops precariously down from pebbled path to stony river beach. It is along this path where I often walk and my gaze is always drawn to the same thing. I look over the ribbon-river to the flocks of cormorant...

November 4, 2018

I watch as the saw plunges into his horn, his eyes screwed shut among the wrinkles of his massive face. Some may call it anthropomorphism, but I see fear etched into every fold of his leathery skin. Skin that appears to be so impenetrable in comparison to our feeble de...

October 14, 2018

The calf is ungainly, still too young to have grown into her limbs. She stumbles on her cumbersome feet and emits pitiful cries of hunger and confusion as she searches for milk. Her mother lies on her side, her leathery body drenched in the russet dust of the savanna....

September 1, 2018

In the sweet time before man existed, the air was clean and pure, the forests were rich in life and the sea was brimming with biodiversity. In the dank depths of the rainforest, insects thrummed out a melodious tune whilst flowers pumped their heady scent into the thic...

August 17, 2018

Peter Matthiessen once said that elephants 'command the silence ordinarily reserved for mountains, peaks, great fires, and the sea', however when I gazed into the soulful eyes of these archaic creatures, mountains and oceans almost paled in comparison to the sublime fe...

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My name is Bella Lack. I'm a 15 year old environmentalist and conservationist. I write my blog to share my passion and love of the natural world and to engage others in issues that I feel hold great importance. I hope you enjoy it. :)

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