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It's wonderful to hear about the rich flora and fauna to be found on reclaimed lands.
I have similar feelings Juliet on the lead mining ruins in Swaledale - they stand as monuments to generations of men who toiled there under harsh conditions. Now they are just inhabited by superb wild flowers and a lot of different birds.
I will never forget the variety of birds I saw when I went to the West Hebrides, Harris. First time in my life I saw the gannets and guillemots and fulmars.And at the Shetlands a solitary puffin. One only.
Signs are not the worst in a industrial past, I guess, cause they can still be seen (and removed). It is another story what is left in the soil for thousand of years...
birdwatchingan old sign says watch outfor lorriesWe usually think things only go the other way – nature gets paved over in the name of progress.
Ms Sparrow - yes it's a sign of hope! Weaver - amazing monuments as you sayTsuki - I didn't mean to imply that the signs were in themselves a bad thing as such, but they are well, signs of everything! And you're right about what's left in the soil. Tommaso - amazing birds around Harris, strange you only saw one puffin on Shetland, but the birds up there are suffering. Bill - yes its nice to know nature can reclaim things back!
When Mt. St Helens blew, tons and tons of ash came down the Toutle River toward Interstate 5 in Southern Washington. Huge mounds were piled along the road. Now totally vegetated with a wild variety of trees, shrubs, flowers.
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