"the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations"
How is science silent on nature? Science describes much of nature.
Philosophical discussions are just that Philosophical. Conjoining Philosophy and Science is not very malleable, and to me should be avoided.
But what describes science? Does science describe itself? Where does science come from? These seem like reasonable questions to me. Whether we use the word science, or philosophy, or essence, they are all just words, words invented by humans. Which can also be applied to the word 'question' of course. And every word gets its context from its implied relationship with other words - the philosophical view known as nominalism.