Got a thirst for knowledge and scientific exploration? Good! Imagine you’re walking in a garden and you spot swiss chard, but next to it you can’t identify the produce. You draw the leaf on your phone or in your notepad, or take a picture of it. You describe its features. You figure, I can look this up when I get home. Maybe you find it, maybe you don’t. Depending on how you choose to proceed, it’s still worth pausing and acknowledging the joy of wonder.
If you love to wonder while you wander, check out this post about Caren Cooper, who studies birds and encourages citizen science.