We hope that there will be fireflies at night to guide you and butterflies in hedges and forests to greet you. We hope that your dawns will have an orchestra of bird song and that the sound of their wings and opalescence of their colouring will dazzle you. We hope that there will still the extraordinary varieties of creatures sharing the land of the planet with you to enchant you and enrich your lives. We hope that you will be grateful for having been born into such a magical world.
– Gerald Durrell, Corfù the Lands of Gods