Not just due the recent lockdown, but pretty amplified by it.
Nature instantly starts to re-claim areas abandoned or left alone by humans. There is a whole photography style around this subject.
The first 3 images were taken in Newtown, yesterday. And when I posted those on Facebook, I promptly got a comment that this were a poisonous weed. Well, it actually isn't. Its name is Cymbalaria Muralis, it's actually even eatable and has some medicinal use as well (link below).
Calling something a weed doesn't mean it's useless, it only means some people might not know about its uses. Nothing in nature is useless, everything has its purpose (the purpose of humans is a bit debatable though).
What we humans, in our delusions of self importance tend to forget is, we share this planet with about 1.5 million other species. And that's only the official number. It's likely that there are up to 8.5 million other species on earth.
It would be interesting to see what happens, if we changed from a <human dictatorship> on earth to a democracy...
Not a popular opinion maybe, but I believe a very valid one!
Oh, btw, humans make up 1/3 of the whole mammal population on this planet. This still doesn't give us a majority, but it shows what the term <overpopulation> means. Also highlighted by COVID-19. Maybe it's time to re-think our obviously outdated approach to our species' expansion ideas. Earth doesn't have unlimited space nor unlimited resources!