ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Value of Urban Green Space Add On and Wildlife Sanctuary Corridors Linked to Buried Cables and Pipes

Updated on January 18, 2013

Challenge of Adding Urban Greenspace Sanctuary

In the busy urban life styles today, it's easy to be careless about neighborhood greenspace and disappearing sanctuaries for small wildlife that adds meaning to everyday living.

I live in a historic townhouse community in Northern Virginia. Until recently in the last two years, neighborhood and community carelessness of greenspace and wildlife sanctuary has reduced the quality of life in my townhouse community as the neighborhood densitities have increased and greenspace has decreased.

Few years ago, when I went for a walk in the evening, occasionally I would see a wild rabbit dart out from under the bush or a chipmunk sitting still in the ground with a acorn held in the mouth ready to dart up a tree.

Extending Parks For Kids & Teaching Kids Wildlfe Survival Value

The wildlife sanctuary small they may be were still here till last year or so, here in the mid-decade of 21st century. But now that the greenspace around our townhouse community are gone and corridors to our community’s greenspace are no longer in existence, there are no more rabbits and I have not seen any chipmunks either.

Yes, we have a children’s park near us, and some greenspace exist around schools and urbanized facilities such as a metro stop nearby, some bike paths have been institued, but the idea of linking greenspace for the survival of the rabbits, and chipmnks have not been important.

An Observation Of Urban Life Style Subtraction - __Disappearing GreenSpace

Yet, my experience of being a father and having children of siblings visiting our home tells me, kids loved the experience of seeing a real rabbit or a chipmunk unexpectedly as we did experience before.

All kinds of creative triggers can blossom when such experiences are part of a child's education. Appreciation of such creativity triggers in children or even adults are intangibles that are easy to neglect by community leaders and even fellow residents of communities and neighborhoods as has been the case for me and as I perceive for my neighbors and community leadership.

Value of preserving life , humn as well as wildlife then become part of one's childhood and culture that sustain kindness, and empathy as part of one's ethics training in early life.

How about you dear reader ?

If you live in an urban neighborhood as I do, have you noticed the disappearing green space and wildlife sancturary in your neighborhood and community ?

Photo Gallery

Click thumbnail to view full-size
My New Group at LinkedIn.Com . Welcome to Community Vitality Boosters & Social Capital Builders
My New Group at LinkedIn.Com . Welcome to Community Vitality Boosters & Social Capital Builders
My New Group at LinkedIn.Com . Welcome to Community Vitality Boosters & Social Capital Builders

GreenSpace Along Buried Pipes - That Need Access

Safety First__Community

Wildlife Sanctuary__Pets Divide

Affordable Tool For Invisible Fences - Keep Pets In_Wildlife Out at Urban Sanctuary

Photo Album 02__Arts & Science Bridge

Click thumbnail to view full-size

My New Group at LinkedIn.Com. Welcome ! - Potomac Knowledge Bridge Café Twin

New Guestbook Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Onethindime LM profile image

      Onethindime LM 

      5 years ago

      Love the idea. Thanks for posting.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)