You don’t have to look hard to see wildlife.
A fawn crossed my path as I drove to work one morning.
The night before, a rabbit hopped across the career center lawn as I walked into a school board meeting.
Like Peter Rabbit eluding Mr. McGregor, the rabbit hid from my camera in a small patch of flowers by the front door.
The fawn didn’t know that the 40 feet of pavement it crossed posed a greater danger than forested plot it ran toward.
But where do we expect them to go?
As a species, humans are filling up the planet. By weight, we represent 36 percent of all mammals.
Our cows, sheep and other farm animals take up another 60 percent.
Of all mammals, the wild ones are just 4 percent.
Even after three decades as a reporter at the Standard-Speaker, Kent Jackson still enjoys meeting people, learning more about the community and sharing stories with readers. He currently covers schools but has reported on local government, health, police and the environment. Regularly, he writes about outdoor sports, wildlife and conservation for the Wildlife page on Sundays. Contact: 570-455-3636; firstname.lastname@example.org