In­dian Head Rail Trail has been butchered

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

Fall is a beau­ti­ful time of year in South­ern Mary­land and the In­dian Head Rail Trail is no ex­cep­tion. If you have not been there, you should have gone be­fore the Charles County road­side butch­ers got in­volved.

On Tues­day, Sept. 20, I was do­ing my week­day bike ride on the trail and en­joy­ing the deer, turkey, tur­tles, birds, but­ter­flies and beau­ti­ful fall wild­flow­ers un­til, to my amaze­ment and cer­tain dis­ap­point­ment near the 5-mile marker, I came upon two large county mow­ers cut­ting down all the wild­flow­ers.

Surely they could have waited an­other month to let us en­joy them and let the flow­ers go to seed and spread more beauty next fall. Many peo­ple and but­ter­flies were still en­joy­ing the flow­ers and many other but­ter­flies will be mi­grat­ing through with no flow­ers to en­joy.

Come on Charles County, please let na­ture do its thing and let the many trail users en­joy the fall flow­ers be­fore you mind­lessly cut them down. Don­ald E. Wam­s­ley, Ac­co­keek

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