Observation is the foundation of all scientific pursuits.
The scientific method you learn at school may teach you the first step is the problem or question or hypothesis. But the real first step is observation - the simple and awesome act of paying attention - with your eyes, ears, taste buds, your noses your fingers tips, and yes, even your heart. All of your senses come to play.
It's only when you notice your environment or body or whatever do you really begin to recognize a problem or ask more probing questions. And that is the magic of science. It's what inspires scientist - the professional ones and all of you at home, to explore!
Wildlife is everywhere, even in the busiest, seemingly concrete human-occupied places of all.
With this blog (and my offline outreach activities) I point out hidden-in-plain-view wildlife and natural places in urban areas.
In fact, here are some photos of wild scenes I've eye-spied in the last 2 weeks, all right in St. Louis, Missouri.
He eventually hopped away into the work yard of a nearby industrial business.