A visit to a national park is always a good idea, and we all enjoy the opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat, roaming freely the area while we relax in nature.
However, I am sorry to disappoint you, but animals are probably not that thrilled to have you there. They are not excited about the excessive noise and crowd we create, especially in the spring and summer.
One video shared by Yosemite National Park shows its native residents, like coyotes and deer, freely wandering around the area while it is completely deserted by visitors.
The video is titled “Stillness in Yosemite Valley,” and was posted to Facebook April 3, with a caption:
“While so much has changed for humans in recent weeks, it’s reassuring to see that nature carries on as it always has.
Spring seems to be slowly creeping into the valley, the sun finally emerging after a week or two of rain and snow. Waterfalls are gradually picking up momentum, and wildlife is becoming more active, perhaps enjoying having the park mostly to themselves. Relax with us for a moment as we share a peek into Yosemite Valley during the current park closure.”
This video is an illustration of our effects on the world, and points out the importance of dedicating resources to environmental preservation and conservation efforts.
The park was closed on March 20, following the recommendations of the local health department, after health officials warned that crowds in the park might worsen the issue with the fast-spreading coronavirus.
In this way, the 7.5-mile-long valley was left to only 100 to 200 park service employees and concessionaire workers.