Friday, 4 January 2008

2008 New Years Wish

On a radio 4 Environmental Programme recently short mown grass areas were described as Green Concrete. They are barren as a resource for wildlife, plants, animals, insects and birds. This is a good description. There is a place for short mown grass but in these supposedly environmentally friendly times areas and places for flowers and wildlife to flourish with mown paths through them and other solutions should be an option.
SO stop energy devouring mowing of every grassed public space. Plant wildlife meadows and mow once a year. Stop crude flail destruction of a roadside hedge rows. Mow the first three feet of every verge but leave the rest to flower and mow once a year.
Stop children dressed as aliens roaring around SSI s and adjacent public roads on noisy quadbikes.

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