Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Feral Cities for the urban metis
Of course, while these animals may be seen as pests by some, others welcome these new neighbors. Furthermore in adapting to the cities, the longer term survival of some species may be compromised as they lose their ability to function well in the wild.
Overall, there was a lot to think about in this book, both in our relationships with the animals around us in the urban spaces but also for ourselves as another urban animal. How do we build healthy urban lives but not lose our skills to survive in the wild? Or is it too late for that? Are their "niches" where urban metis can flourish? How can we support these communities?