We destroyed some micro-ecosystems today. The black gunge on the front steps and sidewalk is gone. Only the main part is now power washed. Still need to get the street-sidewalk, and the part along the side and back of the house.
I sorrowed a bit for the lost living things, but only a bit. I pleasured more in the clean.
We humans do rearrange our environment, and not just for subsistence and housing—the functional stuff. We also do it for aesthetics. Do other species do that?
PS: Happy Leap Day.