Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day 400 at the Destroyed Nesting Area, Trees Planted?

1. Day 400, the Visibility.
2. Day 400, conditions in the destroyed nesting area.
3. Follow up, correction

1. Day 400, the Visibility.

On Friday, April 29, 2011, I conducted the 400th visibility at the Destroyed Nesting Area of the Charles River White Geese.

It was early rush hour with people already going to the Red Sox game. Cars and pedestrians were heavier than I have previously seen during this series of visibilities.

People going toward Cambridge were waving from their cars and beeping.

A lot of fliers were distributed. Quite a few people stopped for good conversations.

2. Day 400, conditions in the destroyed nesting area.

The 50 foot swath for access to bridge repairs that were completed months ago is still there, as is the parking area for cars that are parked elsewhere.

The hay bales which were piled in the interior corner of the L have been mostly moved. A number of them were moved in an organized manner against the sidewalk toward the BU Bridge near the on ramp. They exactly fit the height of the bridge above ground at that point. A lot of hay bales were thrown on the hill under the ramp in the construction zone.

Trees have been planted. To the human eye it looks good. I do not know what it looks like to the animals. That is a matter of concern. There have been perhaps ten trees planted in close groupings.

At the time of destruction of the natural area nearest the BU Bridge / on ramp intersection, two grouping of ground vegetation were not destroyed. Perhaps five deciduous trees have been planted in the grouping closer to the BU Bridge and perhaps 5 evergreens in the other area. The deciduous are close together and are tied in a supporting group. The evergreens are more spread out.

This greenery was a vestige of the wild area before the bureaucrats, Cambridge and their fake environmental group started destroying. The look of this wild remnant has been a dead appearance this spring raising the fear that the destroyers have further destroyed. But there has been no other real vegetation and vegetation is needed for nesting.

I have been aware of at least one nest in the wild area toward the bridge. That nest was nearest the bridge, and I think I saw the mother goose from above. Trouble is that I really do not know the location of all the nests.

View of the tree plantings from above gives the impression of care in planting. It looks like the vegetation has not been damaged. The nest I can see is away from the plantings. Reality is, however, that non damage is impossible.

To a human, the plantings look good. Human sensibilities, however, have been at the core of the ongoing environmental destruction on the Charles. And the destroyers live off lying to please human sensibilities since they have contempt for resident animals.

I do not know. I do know that, in contrast to the City of Cambridge, to the DCR bureaucrats, and to the fake environmental group, I have respect for the Department of Transportation people.

The Department of Transportation people are the ones doing the work now, but they have been committed in their performance by contracts signed by the reprehensible DCR.

I would very strongly appreciate analyses by other responsible people.

3. Follow up, correction.

One of the ways the bad guys get away with so many really bad things is that there are so many of us who want to believe well of people.

I checked on the area in the afternoon. The trees I observed from above could not possibly be recent plantings.

Sorry, I, like so many other victims wish well of the bad guys.