You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.
No matter how much we try to bulldoze and pave over nature, it has a way of getting back at us. Building your airport in a salt marsh means occasionally having to confront its original inhabitants. It's breeding season for the Diamondback Terrapin, and they're not letting a little thing like a runway hold them back.
It seems one of our former neighbors in Park Slope (where we lived for 10+ years before moving to Kensington last fall) is missing a turtle: "We've been missing the turtle that lives in the pond in our backyard. This morning, we were told it is in one of the other yards here on the block. If you have Tallulah, please let us know and we'll come pick her up."