Every time we at EK had a visitor from Harrow to Rochester, we tried to give them a nice tour of the area. Same with visitors from Chalon. The one thing that they all remarked on was the huge amount and variety of wildlife everywhere you look. Deer in front yards, squirrels in trees, foxes and coyotes running wild. This is our neighborhood.
Visitors from Europe in general comment on the abundance of trees in the cities (but not LA in the path of the Space Shuttle!). I guess a lot of wildlife was killed off in WWiI, because one French visitor told me that they knew exactly how many bears there were in France and where they were. Bears keep turning up in surprising places here all the time and we just cannot keep count of them.
Enjoy your visit.