With Bangalore’s dwindling green cover the wildlife in Bangalore is also receding. But in the heart of the city, our lane is pretty endowed with various wildlife. The lane do not have a single big tree. Though there are balcony gardens. I see a group of pigeons who have made this lane their home. I also see squirrels who have become permanent residents of this lane. The sparrow which has become a rare sight in Bangalore can be seen here pretty often. Crows visits frequently. I think they are also encouraged by the friendly nature of the human residents of the lane. I know of two family including ours who keep water and grains for these cute neighbours. I have seen even cats visiting to have water.
Few dogs also enjoy the benevolence of this lane. I know of people who provides them food everyday. In the process these dogs also became guards of this lane. Evolution process says – To adapt is to thrive. I take heart when I see these cute neighbours adapting to the concrete jungle. Simply saying they are writing their own survival story.