Results for - First The Penguins Came Out To Play...

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In a survey last week, I shared the story of the penguins at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago exploring the closed-to-the-public aquarium. In another field trip this week, the penguins got to meet the Beluga whales up close and personal. While these adorable penguins are having fun field trips, elsewhere nature is taking over deserted city streets all over the world. Have you noticed any animals on the streets or in your yards, which are out of the ordinary sightings?

1. In a survey last week, I shared the story of the penguins at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago exploring the closed-to-the-public aquarium. In another field trip this week, the penguins got to meet the Beluga whales up close and personal. While these adorable penguins are having fun field trips, elsewhere nature is taking over deserted city streets all over the world. Have you noticed any animals on the streets or in your yards, which are out of the ordinary sightings?

No
70%
1,669 votes
Yes
15%
369 votes
Not really noticed
15%
362 votes
Here are just a few of the sightings that people all over the world are noticing. Have you heard about any of these stories?

2. Here are just a few of the sightings that people all over the world are noticing. Have you heard about any of these stories?

Gangs of wild turkeys have been roaming the streets of Oakland, California
7%
175 votes
Wild boar have descended from the hills around Barcelona, Spain
7%
159 votes
Sika deer are nosing their way around the deserted metro stations of Nara, Japan.
5%
126 votes
Indian social media has gone wild about footage of a stag scampering through Dehradun, the capital of the northern state of Uttarakhand.
3%
80 votes
A puma turned up in the centre of the Chilean capital Santiago, which is under curfew.
5%
114 votes
None of them
81%
1,932 votes
Wild birds rarely seen in Peru's capital city are flocking back to the empty beaches in record numbers
5%
119 votes
And it's not just animals. Wild orchids -- which are supposed to be protected -- are often picked by walkers when they blossom in late April and May. This year they may be spared that fate. And in the cities and suburbs, unmowed lawns will be a source of bounty for bees, bumble bees and butterflies. Now, all this could be short-lived, as hopefully things will get back to normal sooner rather than later. When we slowly do begin our return to normal, there is a risk of too many visitors to natural parks, which won't be good for the flora and fauna. The birds which have nested in the yard of an abandoned school or factory will find themselves disturbed. Nature's respite from man may be rather short-lived. Will you be extra mindful of this fact, and be careful not to disturb what nature has established once we do get back to normal?

3. And it's not just animals. Wild orchids -- which are supposed to be protected -- are often picked by walkers when they blossom in late April and May. This year they may be spared that fate. And in the cities and suburbs, unmowed lawns will be a source of bounty for bees, bumble bees and butterflies. Now, all this could be short-lived, as hopefully things will get back to normal sooner rather than later. When we slowly do begin our return to normal, there is a risk of too many visitors to natural parks, which won't be good for the flora and fauna. The birds which have nested in the yard of an abandoned school or factory will find themselves disturbed. Nature's respite from man may be rather short-lived. Will you be extra mindful of this fact, and be careful not to disturb what nature has established once we do get back to normal?

I already am mindful of not disturbing nature
60%
1,435 votes
Yes, I will
17%
396 votes
Not sure
11%
268 votes
No
13%
301 votes
During times of stress, being one with nature can help you feel connected and relieve stress. Just because you are staying home, does not mean you have to stay inside. Going for a walk, a bike ride or just sitting outside can make you feel better and less alone. Don't forget to practise safe physical distancing while you are out. Have you been getting outside during this time?

4. During times of stress, being one with nature can help you feel connected and relieve stress. Just because you are staying home, does not mean you have to stay inside. Going for a walk, a bike ride or just sitting outside can make you feel better and less alone. Don't forget to practise safe physical distancing while you are out. Have you been getting outside during this time?

Yes
62%
1,485 votes
No
27%
636 votes
Not possible in my situation
12%
279 votes
04/03/2020 Health & Fitness 2449 36 By: Harriet56

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