Subject: Ivory-billed Woodpecker not extinct
kate.mccain at CIS.DREXEL.EDU
Fri Apr 29 09:39:18 CDT 2005
I've seen the same thing happen with people chasing rare orchids,
ostensibly to photograph them. In the Pine Barrens in NJ, there is a great
little bog called Web's Bog, as I recall. Small boardwalk and nice
orchids. It's sometimes referred to as the "sacrificial" bog, the idea
being that if orchid photographers go here, trompling away as they leave
the boardwalk, the rarer orchids in the Barrens might be protected.
It would be hard to trample the area where the Ivory Bill was sighted, if
the video was any guide. More likely to be waist deep in the big
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2005 07:48:34 -0600 -----
Re: Ivory-billed Woodpecker not extinct
Thanks for that note, Ken.
Now, if they will just keep the hordes of birders on a leash and OUT of
area, things will be OK.
It has been my experience that everyone and his brother will try to tromp
the area to have a peek at these birds.
I have seen areas in Ontario that have been declared natural areas totally
destroyed by birders and others who, pardon the pun, flocked into and
walked everywhere in an effort to confirm that yes, IT WAS a natural area.
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