Does form follow function or is function a byproduct of form. Nature would seem to answer both questions in the affirmative. Form and function are inseparably connected. In the design world, we should look more to nature and less to our own preconceived concepts of what nature is all about. We can learn more about design from an hour spent in a grassy field that in a year at a university. But with most, sitting in a field for an hour would not produce any learning at all. Why is that? Because we have been conditioned to turn off learning in informal situations.