Rather, this page is offered as an invitation to begin exploring this endlessly fascinating subject on your own.
Ask yourself a few basic questions about your surroundings: What is the most prominent color in your view? Is there any evidence of human settlement: roads, buildings or ruins?Figuratively speaking, you should remember to take with you a sense of curiosity and openness, while leaving behind assumptions, biases, and projections that inhibit experiencing the landscape outside of the comfort of our own disciplines.Literally speaking, you will want to bring a limited set of tools that will allow you to learn and record some components of the landscape, but leave behind anything that will inhibit or encumber your experience.Are there many small patches of different land uses, or are there large patches? Think about how the people in your landscape supply their basic needs (food, water, shelter, social relations, etc.), and how those needs might relate to the different types of land use.Imagine a map with different land uses shaded different colors (crops, animals, natural areas, residential areas, etc.). (Abigail Popp) See the land through a surveyor’s eye.It may be useful to talk to someone about the local ecosystem.