My husband is taking a basic biology course. The teacher is a botanist. She told the class something that just seems amazing to me. Apparently the trees in the forest are all interconnected underground and that they pass nutrients between one another. http://www.pcdf.org/meadows/trees.html But what she said that was really freaky was that the entire forest might have some level of awareness that someone new has entered it. I got this information from my hubby who isn't always the best reporter of facts. So, if any of you know any more information about this, I would love to hear it. I can't find any articles on the subject. His teacher is NOT a new age type of person. She seems very matter of fact. I just thought that for any of you who enjoy nature or a walk in the forest, that might be something pretty cool to mull over.