May 29, 2022

Insects are Important

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As we rejoice in the natural beauties of spring, let's remember the importance of the insects! They are essential as pollinators for the flowers we admire and the food we eat, and they are also essential as food for birds, bats, and amphibians. You may have read, or noticed for yourself, that there are far fewer insects of all sorts in evidence than was the case a generation ago.

Widespread use of herbicides and insecticides wreaks havoc on the environment, killing insects we like along with those we don't and also poisoning many of the creatures that eat them. Please respect the other species that share our town and refrain from spraying poison on the landscape.

Sincerely,
Rebecca H. Smith

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