uptight ...

Anne Kilmer viceroy at gate.net
Mon Mar 2 17:54:00 EST 1998

> Subject: Re: uptight/strange/illegal behaviour
> Date: Mon, 02 Mar 1998 08:28:03 -0500
> From: Anne Kilmer <viceroy at gate.net>
> To: js158jhp at aol.com
> JS158jhp wrote:
> > Here's a bunch of reasons  I wear camo, use green nets, and hide in the bushes
> > when I see or hear someone approaching.   Who else has been interrogated by the
> > local Police while looking around street/parkinglot lights at the edge of
> > town??
> >
> > Take it easy,
> >                        Joel
>   You might, on the other hand, enjoy being known by the police and all the other
> nice folks. The way to do this is to start butterfly gardens at all the schools in
> your community. You can display your collection in school libraries or the public
> library if you can handle the (sigh) paperwork.
> Get all the kids out there growing plants, learning about bugs, and perhaps
> creating a collection of those incarcerated bugs that were so indiscreet as to die
> rather than thriving. Nicely mounted squash bugs do not reproduce.
> A good place to look for bugs is on the vegetables you are growing in the school
> garden. Local teachers are asking me where to buy butterflies. If they were growing
> beans, I bet they'd have a few extra larvae to give away.
> You think I'm hallucinating? Many of our newer schools have land for every class to
> garden, right outside their classrooms. And they do garden, and hang out and watch
> bugs, and get dirty and muddy.
> City kids can find land to garden on, at nursing homes, churches, parks, highway
> median strips. But you've got to make friends with those policemen. And overwhelm
> the city and county commissioners with kid power.
> I think it's time for collectors and the rest of us to present a united front,
> aiming for habitat preservation, restoration, and education. The people I have met
> locally, involved in park maintenance, are eager to learn. Nature Centers
> appreciate bug collections.
> And a happy millenium to all of you
> Anne Kilmer
> South Florida

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