Why is Wildlife so Abundant in Saratoga?
People, however are not the only ones who have taken advantage of all this area has to offer. Many forms of wildlife have used the natural resources and hospitable living conditions to their advantage as well. Springs rich in mineral deposits, lush forests, large lakes and rivers, and relative proximity to the Adirondack Mountains offer a veritable cornucopia of food sources and habitats for many types of wildlife, both large and small.
Any time there is dense populations of people and dense populations of wildlife in the same area, there is bound to be conflict. Raccoons may take up residence in your horse barn, historic houses with aging exteriors may have squirrels chewing into the soffits, and long standing brick buildings can become riddled with bats. As wildlife habitat is turned into buildings and cities, animals are forced to adapt, and often that means treating your home as a big tree, or your attic as a bat cave.