This isn't exclusively a story about Marvel's Ant Man, nor of E.O. Wilson's studies of ants and the web of life. It's also a story about someone I knew way back, when I planted wild lupines in Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest, and he "planted" ant colonies. I think he was a dentist.
The Sierra Club Long Island Group is working on ways to stop the tendency to feed waterfowl bread, at Belmont Lake State Park Bread makes the birds feel full, and thus they don't eat more nutritious alternatives. Sound familiar? Even humans need to cut the carbs. And the excess bread in the water can contribute to an over abundance of algae growth.
There's several interpretive signs at Belmont Lake State Park. What does it take to post interpretive signage regarding why feeding bread to waterfowl is bad?
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Mindy Block - Quality Parks President & Founder