Foxes – water pump, High Street

Listen to the poem here recited by pupils of Great Wood School, Tean

January. Unlike our urban cousins,

We still had plenty to eat. 

From dusk to dawn,

We played and laughed,

And roamed around (y)our streets!

by E. D. Varughese

Read about how urban and rural foxes have been experiencing lockdown here:

Coronavirus: how is urban wildlife responding to the lockdown? | by Keele University | Keele University

Disgruntled gulls and happy foxes in a Covid-19 era – wild animals are changing their behaviour – Independent.ie

And stories of befriending foxes: How befriending urban foxes has lifted the spirits of animal lovers during lockdown (inews.co.uk)

How urban foxes are changing: Study reveals one key way foxes are evolving to become more like pets (inverse.com)

Urban foxes ‘more like domesticated dogs’ – BBC News

Urban wildlife during the pandemic: Urban wildlife in the age of coronavirus – London Metropolitan University

Conversation point: do you share ‘your space’ with the natural world? Are there times when you are happy to be ‘with nature’ and other times, not? What might you do in your daily life to recognise and enjoy your local, natural world more?

Nature and Mental Health: Ideas to try in nature | Mind

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