Delicate Balance

There is a delicate balance between Mother Nature and Mankind. In our urban areas, this balance has been destroyed. Here in the wilderness, it teeters. During the winter, man and womankind leave Mother Nature pretty much alone – her power is awesome during that time of the year; but when the weather warms, and the rains are in abeyance, people start populating the wilderness again. And their presence is felt every where.

I found this screwed into a tree today. I took it down. If you try to count the shots, there are probably over 100, as the big hole was blown away.

This is the back side, and one can see the kind of damage that these bullets do.

These are some of the casings I found, 45 autos.

Both the State Parks and the USFS are seriously understaffed, and unable to monitor our wilderness areas. Can we work on solutions to these problems? I see the wilderness being mistreated all the time, but there is little I can do about it, other than try to get people to “wake up!”

Heart worm in Big Sur – post tomorrow.