They live at a different pace than we do, certainly. There are some stories about them, I think some by my friend Sheila Finch.
I remember 10 years ago students laughing while reading Peter Singer’s essays about animal rights. Maybe 3–4 years ago I began assigning the TED Talk by Suzanne Simard about how trees talk and students thought it was absurd. Every day all of it seems more important and real.