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Thursday, July 19, 2007


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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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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