Patches in landscapes behave like islands in the ocean. This concept is described in the theory of island biogeography, which has applications in restoration and conservation of ecosystems.
What’s beautiful (and horrible to a person with OCD) about a landscape is the diversity you find within it. A landscape, at any scale, has a variety of different features that are clearly visible. The variety may be in color, in species composition, in successional stages, landforms, etc. […]