Feeling an affinity with the approach of the Petaluma Patch editorial staff and writers, I'm pleased to begin blogging again. Our Natural World offers a view into the world and wonders of Nature, its simplicity and complexities, and how we humans can best revere the world where we live. I began the Open Spaces, Natural Places blog on petaluma360.com and posted to that blog 2008-2011. I'm pleased Joan Cooper accepted that blog space a few months ago for posting conservation and environmental news. I'm fortunate to have focused for 11 years in South Sonoma Co. on protection of wildlife habitat, movement areas, raising awareness about the American Badger and upland habitat, and collaborating with Paula Lane Action Network members on open space preservation through grassroots advocacy.