Just because humankind paves over the meadows, rolling foothills, the delta or the formerly drained wetlands by the river does not mean nature ceases to exist. Often nature comes back to reclaim such areas partially. Look around, and you will see nature, it’s everywhere.
There are bats, squirrels, rabbits, pigeons, birds, insects and all sorts of other burrowing type rodents and critters living all around. They have adapted, it is out of pure survival instinct; life will always find a way.
Perhaps, you are too busy in the all the hustle and bustle of your day not to notice, but they are there, and they are watching you. If you stop just long enough to look around, you will see them, and they are used to you being around, well, you and all your human species friends.
They rely on you to assist in their food supply, which these little animals have modified, yep, their diet is much different from their ancestors that lived on the prairie that you paved over.
So, where should you go to find nature amongst all the steel and concrete? Well, just about anywhere, stand near a tree in a parking lot and be very still, soon you will see a little critter emerge when he figures out you are not a threat.
Try going to a park or look at a ditch between property lines, you will see there are rabbits, rodents and birds hanging out there. They are just about everywhere. Anywhere man plants trees, bushes, grass or leaves an area unattended; nature has a way of reclaiming it. Think about this.
Effects Of Concrete Jungle On Wildlife
- In last couples of years, a host of enigmatic wild species, the coyote being only the most famous, have returned to cities of America in numbers not seen for a prolonged period. The official reaction in many areas has been, at highest, disorganized, and responses of the people varied. The time has come for us to agree on that the wildlife is here to stay and grow the latest approach to urban wildlife.
- After the 2nd World War, in part due to varying attitudes toward wildlife, hunting declined as a pastime. At the same time, fringes spread into the nation. Deer, which had almost disappeared in several mid-Atlantic and northeastern states, grown on ball fields, golf courses, and front courtyards.
- Foxes, raccoons, skunks, and possums became omnipresent American urbanites. So did various raptors, like peregrine falcons, which thrilled geeky birders and corner office CEOs similar with their aerial acrobatics and keenness for nesting on skyscrapers.
- Natives react with fear because they have been led to consider that any wildlife bigger than breadbox must be dodgy. Wildlife certainly deserves our respect. A modest caution can help natives avoid obnoxious encounters, and extra caution is a good idea whenever kids or pets are involved. Big size wild animals can transmit diseases, but right management can lessen the risks. And predators can aid control diseases by consuming insect and rodent pests.
- Several wild animals have prospered with the offerings of urban landscapes; city-dwelling humans essentially may be getting the enhanced of the bargain, a chance to experience wild animals without having to risk to a tropical rain forest.