Phyllis’s article on Ecology of grief argues that just like how we human beings place meaning to our griefing when we lose a loved one, it is the same attachment that ecologists have to nature and so is the grieving when that nature is lost. She explains her views through a columnist story of a deadly fungal disease (dogwood) that almost wiped out all tree species in New England in the late 1970s, botanist students at the time had their different versions of mourning while most just held on to the memories and commemorated on the dying trees. Research by veterinaries further shows the similarities that exist between grieving for family or even a friend and grieving that comes with the loss of a pet by the owner to whom it was attached. Although literature acknowledges mourning in human death, grief should also be seen in regards to anything lost including jobs. Therefore, mourning has difficult phases that a grieving person naturally will have to go through to accept the loss and face reality. Among them would include the feeling of anger, sadness, despair, and depression which are all of importance for one to recover. The love for nature that ecologists have for nature goes beyond having a regular job. Ecologists have some of the most admirable features such as those of being entirely passionate and ultimately having the willingness to care about species and places in general. As much as ecologists express their attachment to nature as that which satisfies needs that people don’t, they also do not deny that factors such as economic, political and social contributes to their deep-rooted and complicated attachment. It is for these reasons that they are critiqued as having more affection to animals than to people. They, however, have to defend their stand in the best way they know which is fighting for their passions toward the natural world which the same people depend on. Ecologists know the part of nature (species) that is gone as well as of that which still exists, this reality of the system haunts and also gives them the drive to make changes in the future. It sadness ecologists that people find it okay to lose irreplaceable vegetation to erosion and some type of birds species and still accuse them of having a personal attachment to organisms and the systems they study and protect, an example is given of a United States forest service pathologist who was once asked to express his feelings about the fungal disease that affected the dogwoods to almost a point of annihilation only to talk of his own depression. Ecologists also find it hard to attach themselves to the remnants that nature leaves behind once destroyed and this feeling gives them the determination to maintain it whole because in the sight of for example sick tree, have them imagine the same situation for the entire forest cover. Grieving for ecologists would be the best solution in such situations; however, their environment does not allow. They mostly luck the social support to grieve especially around colleagues. The ambiguity of how things happened and fear of what is to follow makes it even harder to grieve so hence, working on all the disbelief and the uncertainties first are preferably provided as a way of starting the grieving period. Lastly, just as people have their rituals to mourning and recovering from all the grief for their loss of loved through funerals, so is the suggestion given to ecologists to have their rituals or “funerals” for all the species and places being lost. This is because the environmental losses are chronic and unsteady, one that has no definite beginning or end. To avoid chronic grieving, ecologists are advised to have a grief work that helps them deal with their fears that way they will not miss opportunities that prepares them to inevitable changes to come. In my opinion, I do agree with the article that grieving should not only be seen from the human loss perspective but also that which comes with environmental loss. The grieving, however, should not be an ecologists moment but also for all that are directly or indirectly affected that way awareness is created, and the same is prevented by the whole in the future.