“The destruction of these works of ages is one of several major crimes in the Commonwealth of Florida.” John K. Small 1927
John Kunkel Small was a naturalist active in Florida in the 1910’s and 1920’s. He was witness to the habitat destruction being done in Florida during that era. The above quote is only part of a much larger rant. Maybe 200 years ago habitat destruction was understandable, but 100 years ago we knew better – much as we do today. Doesn’t seem to matter.
Quote found in The Florida of John Kunkel Small – Danial F. Austin, Anita F. Cholewa, Rita B. Lassiter, and Bruce F. Hansen
4 thoughts on “Wildflower Wednesday”
Amen to your copy. Boy I’m so frustrated with the way we wantonly destroy things in the name of (as my dad used to say) the Almighty Dollar. Thanks for your post. Beautiful flower shots.
Thanks, As I spend more time out and about I seem to be getting angry at what we have done. A couple of weeks ago I ran across a native American saying(paraphrased) – when is the white man going to realize he can’t eat money!
Did you know Neil Young is coming out with a new album, I believe it’s next week, called The Monsanto Years? There is a youtube out with a new song “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?” that includes a 100-pc orchestra. Gave me goosebumps. My daughter sent it to me yesterday. I can post a link here, if you’re interested/can’t find it.
I’ll check it out. Saw a FB post on it yesterday – but went no further.