- Apr 2, 2019
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- Purlear, NC
- Hardiness Zone
I agree with this. When I lived in the Chicago suburbs we saw tons of wildlife. Coyotes & foxes trotting down the sidewalks during the day. Raccoons, opossums, and skunks wandering through the tiny suburban yards & living under sheds or in the storm sewers. Birds, squirrels, chipmunks, etc... living right up next to or under the houses.I build the tall power lines out in the woods and areas in areas no one want to go due to hills swamps you name it ... and i see more wild life when we get into populated areas far more then when we are out in the wilds.
Then I moved to 10 rural, forested acres in NC. It took almost a month for ANY birds to come into the feeders we put up. The wildlife is actually wild here - they don't HAVE to live on top of the humans, so... they don't. After being in this location for over a decade, we now have our fair share of critters that frequent the yard, but I still find them more 'skittish' and 'wild' than their suburban counterparts.
Our pond here does attract more than its fair share of amphibians, though, and WAY more than our pond in Chicago. We also see more snakes & lizards hanging around. But I know there are a lot more unseen creatures lurking in the background than we ever see on a regular basis.