Indian Head Rail Trail has been butchered
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