Why Alex loves the forest…

Why Alex loves the forest…

Alex, Year 12
Tenison Woods College

The photos which I have captured illustrate my love for the local forests and the importance of the ecosystem.

My photos are of a slug which is hanging down from an old mushroom, which I think beautifully encapsulates the intricate web of life that exists within the local forests.

When I visit a forest, I am reminded of the abundance of life. From the smallest insect to the largest tree, all life has its own unique and fascinating place within them.

I am truly captivated with the balance of life which our local forests support.

OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.