Even though South Lido is very closed to and surrounded by urban areas I was very surprised by how much wildlife is there around. It’s also sad to see tho how we are destroying plants and animals around us, intruding in their habitat but I found it very interesting how it didn’t seem to bother their breeding. I grew up in a family very close to nature so we went hiking a lot when I was younger, and one of the first things my dad taught me was to observe nature instead of touching it. So for example if when we would sit down for a lunch in the middle of hiking we’d make sure it’s an area that doesn’t have any animals breeding. Here, in a much more urban environment we can BBQ right next to the strip of land that seabirds and turtles nest in, creating a completely different relationship between the animals and the people. It was also very good to see the mangroves and the tunnels of water towards the back of the beach, to see that these places are still untouched. All in all I think this is a very good example of having an environment as a fun weekend place for people to go to the beach, but also as a functioning breeding environment for the animals there.