|Image: Red-tailed hawk nest, Bobst Library, NYC (see top center)|
In understanding the nature of cities it is necessary to think beyond our usual approach to visualizing or imagining space and place, and to understand that we can see nature everywhere in cities: it is above us, flying or floating by, it is below our feet in cracks in the pavement, or in the diverse microorganic life of soil and leaf litter. Nature reaches our senses, well beyond sight, in the sounds, smells, textures, and feelings of wind and sun." I have found, as Beatley has noted, that as I learn more about my (nearby) environment, my neighborhood seems more "nature-ful."
|Image: Song sparrow, courtesy of Ken Thomas/wiki (source)|
|Image: Anna's (?) hummingbird and nest, Berkeley (original post)|
What's on your bird list?