Meet Luvhistory: Lover of Nature and History!


Luvhistory is a midwestern gal. She majored in history in college – perhaps the reason for her username. Luvhistory is also a lover of nature and you can find many of her contributions on the site in the Endangered, Vulnerable and Threatened Species and Animal Life categories. Her descriptions of nature are sensitive and beautiful, as you will discover in the interview. She is not only knowledgeable, but she is also an active member of our community with over 104,000 contributions. Read more and get to know Luvhistory.

What is your first name? My name is Ashley.

Luvhistory's cat, Bella!
Luvhistory’s cat, Bella!

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

I would probably be a cat. They spend the majority of their time sleeping and eating. What’s not to love about that? I also love that they are adorable and graceful.

What life accomplishments are you proud of?

Graduating from college, returning to college, and overcoming the fears that have kept me from doing so many things over the years.

What accomplishments on are you proud of?

I’m proud of becoming a Senior Super and of being a Community Assistant for a short period of time when I filled in for someone for about three months.

What was the last song you listened to?

The Hurt and the Healer by MercyMe – it speaks to me in some areas of my life right now.

What makes you unique?

cardinalsI believe the way that I view nature is unique. I am a devout born-again Christian and God has given me the gift of being able to see Him in all of creation. I live in the mid-western part of the United States where it is still winter right now. Most people look outside and see a very drab landscape. True, winter is not as colorful as spring or fall, but I look outside and I can see the varying shades of brown in the bark of the trees and the different colors of blue and gray that the sky turns depending on the weather. I see the fleeting red plumage of a male cardinal, the “red” breast of a male American robin or the white underparts of gulls flying overhead. The colors of sunsets and sunrises do not lose their magnificence at this time of year, which is helpful when you are looking forward to spring. I like to imagine God as a painter for a reason.

You can only pick one:  banjo, butterfly, or babbling brook.  Which would you choose and why?

Butterfly. I have always loved and been fascinated by butterflies. They are so delicate and beautiful.

What do you find most challenging as an Supervisor?

It is most challenging to deal with vandals without getting a warning from a Community Assistant. Vandals really get under my skin sometimes, and it can be a little hard not to fly off the handle.

What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?

As far as collections go, books! I have more books than I know what to do with!

What are you most passionate about in your life?

I am passionate about my faith, followed by my passion for educating people about wildlife, ecosystems and nature in general.

What is your favorite quote and why?

“Dare to dream.” I have no idea who said it, but it has become the mantra of my life at the moment. I dared to dream that I could pursue something I was passionate about and, lo and behold, I am! It hasn’t been easy, but nothing truly worth pursuing is, and I love it anyway!

Who or what is your inspiration in life?

My late grandmother was and is a huge source of inspiration for me. My faith is what I cling to day in and day out.

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