Does this look like an ashtray to you?
This is a bog.Lichens hang from the trees and moss carpets the ground.It is a protected habitat.It has been gifted to us ( the public) with a beautiful boardwalk! Seriously humanity,does it look like the type of place you need to chuck beer cans into the woods and put cigarettes out in?
I have created a whole mental picture of the type of cretin who is walking through one of natures wonders and sees a patch of moss and goes” YEAH that’s where I’ll toss my cigarette,moss makes a mighty fine ashtray !” Oh that area right over there looks like a GREAT new home for my beer can.I am disgusted by it.So much so that I will walk around and pick up other peoples garbage because I just cannot stand to leave it there.I have two hands and two legs,I can pick up garbage,I am not some lazy swine who can’t bring out what I bring in.
Just the other day& I were out fishing and there a sign that says clearly.PLEASE bring out what you bring in.That’s really not such a hard thing is it ? I know if I can manage it ,and I bring a whole damn personal nest with me everywhere I go,other people can too.(I likes to have my stuff ;))
And when we get down to the shore, what do you know. There are several beautiful blue jays frolicking about and to my right ,on the tree with the blue jay, is not one but THREE beers cans stuck to the branches.I was horrified picturing that majestic beautiful bird perched on a damn beer can.Then there was MORE garbage about.I did get the beer cans though :D I have now resolved to bring garbage bags with me wherever I go because I just can’t take seeing nature being soiled like that.These are beautiful and pristine woods out here in the Adirondacks.They were written into the NY constitution in 1895 as being forever wild.Now we can’t help roads and recreation but I think we can sure as hell pick up our beer cans,tissues and cig butts,that’s really not too much to ask.
I know the pictures themselves aren’t the greatest but it’s the story that counts more in this instance :)