6 amazing things that city dwellers miss out on
Wow! Poor E.B. Solomont leads a sadly limited life in the country. Here in downtown Baltimore, 2 blocks from a forested stream/ wildlife corridor city park, I know my neighbors' names - not just the people, but deer, foxes, raptors, songbirds, butterflies, and yes, even cicadas. On winter nights I'm as likely to hear a great horned owl as a fire engine. A month ago, the local Audubon Nature Center counted 300 raptors flying over a city park in 20 minutes. Clean air is rare, I'll grant you, but moondogs
definitely aren't. Think I'm making it up? Read any of my weekly urban ecology stories at urbanitebaltimore.com. The proof is there - it's wild in the city. Shame on you for printing such fibs, Mother Nature! But otherwise, I'm a devoted fan.