Friday, October 14, 2011
Don't know what you've got till it's gone.....
And just like in all areas of the country, there are people who don't want to share and don't think much before they deface and destroy for their own purposes. And for whatever reasons, the powers that be allow these people to come in and not only stomp wildlife and wildflower areas but deface trees, erect platforms, and post no trespassing signs in a public park set aside for everyone to share.
These are the places I photographed wildflowers, rare Jack in the Pulpits, this spring. It's where coyotes and minks slink, where chipmunks burrow, where the next year's crop of butterflies are growing in the understory that now is stomped and destroyed.
Fortunately, in this very park there is going to be a meeting soon. Hopefully this will be the appropriate platform to stop this kind of defacing activity and ensure that all park visitors share in the park without defacing the property or destroying wildlife and wildflower habitat.
I've already emailed the Abee organization, along with the county commissioners in charge of the park system and the park system itself. Join me in protecting our beautiful treasure.