Date: 7/7/17 5:44 pm From: Jerry Davis
<jwdavis...> Subject: Re: Lollie Update
That is often the case where one agency is destroying the efforts of others and without coordination. Whether spaying or mowing, neither is doing pollinators or butterflies any good and is counter productive. They need to be made aware of this.
Jerry Wayne Davis
From: Ed Laster
Sent: Friday, July 7, 2017 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: Lollie Update
I will comment on the use of mosquito spray by Pulaski County. A friend who has several acres in west Little Rock watched the county spray the road they live on. She is very active in promoting planting of milkweed for Monarch butterflies and had a large number of many kinds of butterflies before the spraying. Virtually none have been seen on their property since then and she found a number of them dead, close to the road.
On Jul 7, 2017, at 12:02 PM, Judy & Don <9waterfall9...> wrote:
Maybe this is obvious but someone sprayed herbicide on the Johnson Grass and whatever plants are in the last photo. It splashed the corn leaves next to the mowed area.
Without knowing what chemical was used it is impossible to predict how long the poison will remain effective. Some break down within 24 -36 hours. Some last for over a year and will kill any seeds that germinate the following year. There are some seriously bad herbicides out there in every farm supply, garden supply, landscape center, etc.
Here is a very helpful reference for anyone who is concerned about the environment and the birds, wildlife, aquatics, and humans who live in the environment. It will reveal which are considered PAN Bad Actors that are carcinogens or endocrine disruptors (not just in humans), and it lists alternatives to commercial chemicals:
Ninestone, Carroll County
On Jul 6, 2017, at 8:32 PM, Michael Linz <mplinz...> wrote:
I birded Lollie Bottoms today and it was pretty slow. I'm not sure what happened to all the birds but I took some pictures in hopes that some of the smart people on this listserv could figure out what happened. And maybe they can figure out if something can or should be done to fix the problem.