Date: 5/7/18 12:33 pm From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Subject: [birders] New level of absurdity in the Arb (Ann Arbor)
Unbelievably Arb (Nichol's Arboretum) authorities are now using leaf blowers to artificially manipulate and cultivate vegetation in the Arboretum (Ann Arbor). This nonsense is nothing but an Environmental diversion and has minimal connection with preserving natural habitats and native ecosystems as these people so piously claim. If you really want to do that, you would put most (all?) of your efforts into stopping Human Population growth and decreasing Human impacts drastically on the natural environment both in the United States and Worldwide. Messing around with small artificial landscapes with a few native plants ain't going to cut it.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Healthy populations of birds and butterflies both locally, nationally, and internationally are heavily dependent on large scale highly interconnected natural habitats filled with rich biodiversity.