If plants had their way, they’ll cover it all. Being all equally brave by being oblivious of the concept, every seed will do all it can to root, leaf, flower and seed.
The spot where it lands represents the hand it is dealt; that hand of cards will not be folded, every card to be held and played. A zero possible chance of winning still means a tiny addition to soil formation for another life to capitalise upon later. Thus all life has meaning.
The fire that razes in nature kills specimens, not species. Species are only killed when the fires become too frequent due to human activity.
For all species, maybe with the exception of some people these days, life is in the collective. Ubuntu makes the individual successful through the success of its species. That is what nature does, for that is how life is.