Bicycling home after delivering eggs, garlic scapes, and greens to Tweets Café this afternoon, I had to stop and enjoy the roadside grasses and flowers. All the grass seeds and flowers are meals for many. The blackberries are in full bloom everywhere. Their white flowers provide meals for thousands of bees and insects. When the berries ripen in a few months, they will provide meals for countless birds and people who stop to pick them.
Roadside grasses and plants provide needed habitat for so many creatures. Which is why it’s important that they not be sprayed with pesticides and herbicides.
- Roadside Herbicide Spraying: Only YOU Can Prevent Dead Frogs & Toads ~ Gardens Alive
- Coalition recommending a stop to roadside herbicide spraying ~ The Western Star
- Residents fear health risks from Whatcom’s roadside spraying of Roundup ~ Bellingham Herald
- County supervisors ban most roadside herbicide spraying ~ The Almanac