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.

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    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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    The Forager

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

    The Forager

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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    A Healthy Dose of Nature

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

    A Healthy Dose of Nature