Nature is stronger than humanity in any struggle.
Walking in a location called Hilly Fields in Colchester with my camera I met a fellow visitor who remembered the place as an empty set of fields for cattle during the 1970’s. Over forty years later Hilly Fields is woodland, and it is hard to imagine this place now with no trees but grassland for cows. Nature will quickly take over a place and return a wasteland to a living chaos of rampant plant and animal if the opportunity arises.
Even in my garden I see the procreative power of nature. I can mow the lawn and four days later it flowers and fast growing vegetation cover the lawn again. I remove the so-called weeds from the paving stones in the same garden, but days later the same plants emerge again. In battle with nature over my garden, nature is winning.
There is a wonderful set of photographs showing how nature has run wild in Detroit in the USA, which was hit hard by the economic chaos from 2007. People have abandoned whole neighborhoods in Detroit, and nature has taken advantage, a metaphor of the power of nature against human civilisation. It is highly unlikely humanity can kill off all plants and animals on planet earth, there will come a tipping point when it becomes unsustainable for humanity to survive as a species, and nature will from the remaining plants and animals create tens of millions of new versions to replace the losses. Detroit is a perfect metaphor of natures strength against humanity, a lesson to heed unless humanity wants to experience Detroit across the face of human civilisation.