In some areas, like in the Alpine and subalpine territories, they are reoccupying the pastures that had been taken away from their domain with so much effort.

In cities, where they are needed, they are often scaled down or cut,

and soon replaced by air conditioners and their buzz.

Their freshness is sincere and asks nothing in return,

just one more chair to sit in company.

Few know them by name, yet without them they do not live.