Urban Field Guide

Ah, the wondrous sights of the city! Many people believe that humans created a boundary – that our streets and buildings keep us separate from our animal kin. But know this, dear reader: our cities have never been something separate from nature. We are nature. All of us. And though we may not have intended it, countless species have come to call our cities home as well. In this guide, we will examine just a few of the wonderful, wild friends we live and work alongside. Come, then. Let us get to know our neighbors.


Photo by Raju Kasambe. Accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

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1. Virginia Opossum

2. Polyphemus Moth

3. Western Black Widow

4. Wild Turkey

5. Western Fence Lizard

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