[Fosc] Missing Babies
rkanz at sonic.net
Wed Jan 6 14:40:10 PST 2010
When I stopped by the adopted spot to check on the small pallid
manzanita plants that grew up as a result of the work we did in 2004, I
discovered that all the flags marking the plants had been removed. When
we first discovered the new plants 46 individuals were flagged. The
last time I looked in the spring of last year the flags were still in
place, and three or four plants had died, but we still had 46.
Yesterday I found all the flags missing (except one that was knocked
down and hidden in the grass) and could only count 19 live plants and
five dead plants. Over 20 plants have gone missing. The only
explanation I can come up with is the crews working for the Wildfire
District ran weed whackers through there and got some of the plants and
removed all the flags. Anyone else know anything about what happened?
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