We live near Chicago and Lake Michigan. My husband and I recently
noticed an ominous sign of climate change in our area. Twice now
this month (April), we've spotted black vultures wheeling overhead,
searching for prey. In IL, turkey vultures are the mainstay. Black
vultures are from the South--w-a-a-y-y south in the southeastern U.S.
and down through Central and South America. To our knowledge, black
vultures have never before resided in this area (they used to only
come up north as far as Indiana). They also displace turkey
vultures, as black vultures are very territorial. I liken this siting
to being in a nice restaurant, and you're enjoying your meal, and
then you spot a cockroach. You just know that more are hidden away.
What more lies in store for us if we do not stop climate chaos?
I must admit, I've been a bit shaken today at this siting, hoping
against hope that maybe things were better than I feared. But now I
konw that things are worse than I feared.
Thanks for letting me express these concerns.
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