Thursday, May 17, 2012

If No One Sees A Logging Truck In The Forest, Does That Mean It's Not There?...

A lovely little logger shot by the Doodles.
 While we were visiting Shawnee State Park and Forest, we came upon an unsettling number of logging trucks leaving the forest. Being poor naive American citizens with a strong belief  that our elected officials are looking after us and our wishes, we were a bit confused and dismayed.

To myself I said "Huh, what the F***!"...apparently I said it to myself loud enough that the Doodles heard me. She doesn't like it when my inside voice comes out. Then she, the innocent little Doodles, said it too. Weren't these green areas set aside for the enjoyment of ALL Americans? Apparently not. Our national and state parks are available to the highest bidder...and we, the American citizens, don't get a dime for it. Nor does it seem we have much of a choice.

Okay fellow Americans...and Canadians, Britains and everyone else! It's time to sharpen your pencils, charge your phones and get typing on your computers! If you don't want me storming into your home and ranting in person, PLEASE do something! It's very simple to write a letter and send it to your local and national representatives.

Tell them how you feel. Even if you don't agree with me, please write anyway. So many people think, "Well, I don't have the time" or "No one will listen to me" or "Only big money gets heard." Guess again. If enough of us write, call and get involved something WILL get done.

It's time to take over.

A beautiful morning in Shawnee. 
But for how long?

Clear cutting in the background and a new logging road in the foreground.

No woods?
No Wood Ducks.

 Clear streams will no longer be clear...if there at all.

I wonder how many more American Woodcocks 
will lose their habitat?

Check out these links:

Mohican Advocates has letters and petitions for you to sign and use.

You can find your Senator here:

You can find your state Representative here:

The Nature Conservancy:

The National Audubon Society:

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds:

 The birds and I thank you...