Season 1: Urban Nature

Take a walk on the wild side with host Marcus Kronforst and WTTW tracking animal and plant life in the urban jungle of Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

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Urban Nature

A Coyote Comeback

Coyotes have made a remarkable comeback in Chicago.

A Coyote Comeback

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Urban Nature

The Streams Below Our Streets

Cities once converted streams into sewers to make room for development.

The Streams Below Our Streets

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Urban Nature

The Great Squirrel Mystery

Squirrel species in Chicago are very particular about where they live.

The Great Squirrel Mystery

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Urban Nature

The Bronx River Bounces Back

New York’s Bronx River—once an open sewer—is now teeming with life.

The Bronx River Bounces Back

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Urban Nature

Saving San Francisco’s Sea Lions

The Marine Mammal Center in the San Francisco Bay Area is on a mission to save sea lions.

Saving San Francisco’s Sea Lions

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Urban Nature

Rooftop Refuges

Could green roofs provide habitat for wildlife?

Rooftop Refuges

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Urban Nature

Oakland’s Redwood Forest

What’s a redwood forest doing in Oakland?

Oakland’s Redwood Forest

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Urban Nature

New York's Deserted Island

Nature is taking over at North Brother Island, the former home of a typhoid hospital.

New York's Deserted Island

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Urban Nature

Jamaica Baywatch

The salt marshes in New York's Jamaica Bay support endangered birds and rare turtles.

Jamaica Baywatch

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Urban Nature

Hiking Through History in The Presidio

What was San Francisco like before Europeans arrived? Look no further than The Presidio.

Hiking Through History in The Presidio

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Urban Nature

Chicago's Crossroads

Want to know what Chicago looked like 200 years ago? Head to the city’s southeast corner.

Chicago's Crossroads

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Urban Nature

Central Park Plant Census

It’s a seemingly impossible task: cataloguing every wild plant species in Central Park.

Central Park Plant Census

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Urban Nature

Can Cities Save the Monarch?

The monarch butterfly’s remarkable migration is in peril. Could cities come to the rescue?

Can Cities Save the Monarch?

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Urban Nature

Building a Bird-Safe City

Chicago is a dangerous place… for migrating birds.

Building a Bird-Safe City

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Urban Nature

A Wild Plan for San Francisco

We cycled a few of the wildlife corridors designated in the city’s Green Connections Plan.

A Wild Plan for San Francisco