Season 2: Urban Nature

Take a walk on the wild side with host Marcus Kronforst and WTTW tracking animal and plant life in the urban jungle. In Season 2, we explore two new cities, Austin and Miami, and have more stories from Chicago.

Video thumbnail: Urban Nature Salamanders in the Springs are the Canary in the Coal Mine

Urban Nature

Salamanders in the Springs are the Canary in the Coal Mine

Rare creatures are lurking at the bottom of Austin's favorite swimming hole.

Salamanders in the Springs are the Canary in the Coal Mine

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Urban Nature

The Forager

Dave Odd is a professional food forager who can identify more than 1,000 edible plants.

The Forager

Video thumbnail: Urban Nature The Bat Bridges of Austin, Texas

Urban Nature

The Bat Bridges of Austin, Texas

An estimated 1.5 million bats spend their summers under a bridge in Austin, Texas.

The Bat Bridges of Austin, Texas

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Urban Nature

If You Build It, They Will Come

Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station inadvertently created an ideal crocodile habitat.

If You Build It, They Will Come

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Urban Nature

Florida's Most Wanted

Invasive reptiles from Asia and South America are wreaking havoc on Florida's ecosystems.

Florida's Most Wanted

Video thumbnail: Urban Nature Birds of a Feather Flock to Sewage

Urban Nature

Birds of a Feather Flock to Sewage

Birds flock to the Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant in Austin, Texas.

Birds of a Feather Flock to Sewage

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Urban Nature

Backyard Butterflies, Meet Climate Change

This butterfly is an interesting case study for the future effects of climate change.

Backyard Butterflies, Meet Climate Change

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Urban Nature

A Rising Tide Drowns a City

Sea level rise is not a dystopian vision of the future in Miami. It is happening now.

A Rising Tide Drowns a City

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Urban Nature

A Healthy Dose of Nature

A growing number of doctors are ordering their patients to take a hike, literally.

A Healthy Dose of Nature