Wildlife on our Doorsteps

On this blog, I usually write about trips elsewhere, whether that in the UK or abroad, but today I am going to write about wildlife closer to home. We don't have to travel very far to see brilliant wildlife. Just sitting in your garden or taking a stroll around the local park can produce some great sightings of animals, and is also a great way to start wildlife watching.


So yesterday I took a short stroll down to my local park, which is only a few minutes away. It is relatively small but, like most parks, is very green and wildlife-friendly. There are lots of trees and flowering plants, which are all great places for nature to live. One of the most frequently seen birds in gardens and parks is the Blackbird, and I certainly didn't miss these. Within a minute or so of entering the park, I had already come across a group of five blackbirds hopping around on the floor. One of the great things about garden and urban birds is that they're relatively tame, and I was able to get much closer to the Blackbirds than I would have ever been able to out in the countryside. It is a great way to experience nature close to home.

Blackbird

Even in our parks and gardens where humans are still in charge, birds and wildlife always find a way to fit in, and survive with us, which I think is great.

Our parks all across the country are full of plants, and that is a key reason why wildlife thrives. Being producers in food chains, they are the basis of the ecosystem, and are a predominant reason why parks are great places for wildlife. The plants support insects, which support birds, which support predators such as foxes, etc, etc. Parks, as much as they're areas for us, are also areas for nature in our increasingly cramped civilizations.


So I hope that after reading this blog post, you are encouraged to explore your garden or local parks, and discover the wildlife that is hidden on our doorsteps.


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