Ever changing environment and human's effect on it
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Ever changing environment and human's effect on it

lovemypt

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 A visible account of human's effects on the environment.......
 Last year I found 2 screech owls roosting on a bush pile beneath a cedar tree in Centennial Park, their nest was very close by.  Due to amount of heavy brush and trees in surround area , it was very difficult to spot and to even get this shot , I had to almost crawl thru a maze of branches and vines to get any sort of view.
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 Well a lot sure has changed in a year.  The city has now almost clear cut the whole area in effect to stop Bore-Ash Beetle spread and left spot almost unrecognizable.  Probably a necessary move but real shame to see.... as the world grows smaller and people's needs for things expands, probably only a sign of what is to come
 
 
   Do you think the owls will return?............would you! :'(
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It's only the beginning of the end of things as we know them. The environment is both stable yet fluid to compensate for stressors.Climate change is a super stressor and it will drag its stiff bristles across the fluid environment rendering it unrecognizable.



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Death of a Heron Rookery. Top photo in the composite was taken in 2014 and the one below was from 2018. Both were taken in Bruce Street wetland in Keswick, Ontario. Back in 2014 the trees were full of Great Blue Heron nests - there were probably more than 100 nests in that area, each tree supported multiple nests. Over the years flooding from nearby farm fields felled the trees and by 2018 the area became devoid of nests - the rookery is no more, a complete wipe out in four years. Nature Canada puts Great Blue Heron in 'Special Concern' category, yet not much is conserved in this conservation area. It is sad to see the decline of a rookery in such a short time.


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CBC says that there has been a surge in interest in past nature shows, specifically mentioning the Hinterland shorts that featured a single species with a flute composition from an American composer. The public is realizing that things are rapidly changing; not only due to climate change, which is a recent concern, but also from continuing massive habitat loss. They equate the loss of the natural world with loss of sole and are now experiencing sole-nostalgia.