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Thursday, July 19, 2007

BUTTERFLIES ARE NOT FREE


An Edgewater Park, N.J., woman was put on notice by town officials for trying to attract butterflies and birds to her backyard.

Vicki Wozniak's one-eighth of an acre wildlife habitat is certified with the National Wildlife Federation, and it's totally covered in plantings that attract critters.


But officials say her property "has become a blight to the neighborhood with its overgrown landscaping," and issued her a summons. Wozniak is facing a $1,200 fine if she's found guilty.


The message is clear: Be environmentally friendly, try to save the Earth, but not in your backyard.

I guess for some people "being green" only applies to Kermit.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Pete said...

Perhaps the Wildlife Federation will come to her assistance.
I tried this type of planting to attract butterflies some years ago.
I only succeeded in attracting every bee in the county it seems.
I'd go out to cut the grass and get stung.

Thu Jul 19, 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Did you see her property? Wasn't so much the birds, etc. it attracted , but the junky lawn with piles of crap strewn about...yeah it was all natural materials, but crappy materials and not done in a tasteful manner to please the neighbors apparently.
It stuck out like a sore, green thumb...

Thu Jul 19, 03:33:00 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

It was hard to tell from the AP picture. But that's what I suspected. These beautiful shots are not from her yard, but mine... :)

Thu Jul 19, 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous froggy said...

It's tough being green.

Thu Jul 19, 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous geico caveman said...

Now thats what I'd call a wildlife habitat! Only where's the WILDWOMAN? ZUG-ZUG!!

Fri Jul 20, 09:36:00 AM  

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