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Creatures of the Urban Wilderness (your own backyard!)

By Gary Bogue
Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 6:25 am in Birds, deer, Urban Wilderness, Wildlife.

Friday morning visitors to backyard. Photo by Joann Seaver, Walnut Creek, CA
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These are my Friday morning visitors. Meanwhile, two crows were chasing a squirrel through the tree canopy, three tom turkeys were strutting their stuff and a small bird was busy building a nest under my eaves. Mother Nature doing what she does best!
Joann Seaver, Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, California

That why, long ago, I coined a new description for our backyards. I call them, “The Urban Wilderness.” Seems kind of appropriate, don’t you think? Just make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, settle down in a corner of your backyard … and start observing all the interesting creatures that live there.

You don’t have to go visit a local state park, or a nearby open space area to have this much fun. It’s taking place right in your own backyard. That’s wild! /Gary

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2 Responses to “Creatures of the Urban Wilderness (your own backyard!)”

  1. Nancy Taylor Says:

    Looks like mamma’s ribs are showing. Is that the angle of the pic/the way she’s standing? Is that normal for nursing deer for this time of year?

  2. Gary Bogue Says:

    That’s just the angle of the photo. She looks to be in good health. /Gary

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