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Nature returns to our cities.
There has been a real return of nature to our cities.  This is happening all around the world and it will be interesting to see what cities I can find reports for.

Calgary is seeing birds in numbers that were rare before. Coyotes are right there where people can look out there windows and see them. Birds are nesting all over in places that they would have considered unsafe before. There is a real presence of wildlife that hasn't been seen in my lifetime.

I have to say it, we are staying home and staying safe, off the street of our cities and wildlife does not seem to have missed us. The animals are taking over as if we were never there. It makes you think doesn't it. Maybe when we finally re-emerge from hiding the world won't be totally ours for the taking. We might have to share it a bit more with the other inhabitants. I sure hope so.
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This time it is a video from Toronto. We have river valleys on the east and west end of the city. I have seen birds and butterflies but nothing as big as a deer. 
People are seeing deer now.

Who knows what we will see before the shutdown is over.
I have noticed when I walk past birds who are on  people's lawns, they no longer fly away. I got a look from a Robin the other day that definitely had attitude.
Maybe they won't let us take things back completely. Maybe we will have to share in the future.
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How nice that the cities are becoming "wilded" again !
It seems the lack of human interference didn't take long to affect all sorts of wildlife, including plant growth. That has happened in little more than two months.

I also heard that the Himalayas can now be seen again from Delhi. Air pollution prevented that before.

There isn't much obvious change where I live. Not that I am aware of. But it's likely that there is more small wildlife about on the road verges, especially on these country lanes, from lack of traffic.
Quote:I also heard that the Himalayas can now be seen again from Delhi. Air pollution prevented that before.

Wow! This is a significant change.

Things have changed and who knows how much long term good will come from it.

Pollution levels have dropped everywhere. I can't believe how clear the air is. 
I don't know what this means for the over all global temperatures and climate change. It does show us that using less fossil fuels has a positive effect on the atmosphere.

We have no idea what will come of this. The longer people are staying home and cities are locked down the more we see  how our absence is good for the planet. I wonder what this year's hurricane season will look like. Will it be worse or better? 

One thing I have noticed is birds acting different. They know something is up with us and they are much less afraid. Most of us are in lockdown so all we can do is wait and see what happens. And of course enjoy the presence of wildlife. again.

Speaking of wildlife, I found more pictures.

It is happening everywhere.
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