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July 13, 2019

“Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk.” Genesis 9:20-21a
The isolated nature of Catalina Island has allowed many species to develop over time into distinct, endemic species. These, found nowhere else in the world, are highly adapted to the island and that island alone. Unfortunately, when people started inhabiting it, they caused several changes such as grassland conversion, non-native species introductions, and hydrology alterations. These changes, intended to improve the land, ended up imperiling some one-of-a-kind species, even causing others to go extinct. Ever since man’s fall in the Garden of Eden, everything we touch is tainted by sin. Even when we try to improve something, we usually end up making it worse than before. Personally, I become discouraged when even my best efforts lead to a worse result. But thankfully, the original Author and Creator will have the final act in the saga of His creation. Now that many invasive species have been removed from the island, at least one lost species of grass has been rediscovered—a sign that there is hope for a brighter future.



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Genesis 6

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Bald Eagles were also completely gone from Catalina but have been brought back recently. There is now a healthy breeding population.

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