--the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, esp. in relation to climate and plant and animal life (Oxford Amer. College Dictionary).
"One definition of place, proposed by geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, is that a place comes into existence when humans give meaning to a part of the larger, undifferentiated geographic space. . . . Some places, however, have been given stronger meanings, names or definitions by society than others. These are the places that are said to have a strong "Sense of Place."
Places said to have a strong "sense of place" have a strong identity and character that is deeply felt by local inhabitants and by many visitors. . . . Such a feeling may be derived from the natural environment, but is more often made up of a mix of natural and cultural features in the landscape, and generally includes the people who occupy the place." --from Wikipedia