BACKYARD CRISIS

On a micro level my backyard reflects a greater macro concern of our changing world.  I've been photographing invasive plants to focus on the effects of increasing storms and massive tree loss.  I've combined two vantage points: shooting above into the sky and shooting below the low-lying plants. Many non-native plants are harmful since they crowd out the natives which have thrived for millennia. They are better at adapting to the accelerating climate change and beat the native species to the new fields, mountains and valleys that would be able to support them. They also damage the diverse ecosystem that much of nature depends on.  As plants and trees are forced to adapt, they must, in effect, make some sort of order out of chaos.