What is Sylvia's relationship like with nature in "A White Heron"?

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Sylvia has a good relationship with nature. She truly appreciates it and respect it, unlike the hunter who only wants the heron for his "collection."  Sylvia has a true connection to nature and it is a part of who she is.  This is why she cannot tell the hunter about seeing the white heron.  She realizes its importance to nature and to her and this prevents her from telling the hunter about it.