|Garbage collected from the ditch|
-quite the haul.
trash blown by the wind
We often go for walks and it is disconcerting seeing the garbage in our ditches. I know how much many depend upon tourism for their income, and it looks terrible on a drive through a county.
We took a long drive across southeast Ontario the other day, photographing birds and otters,and I spotted two couples in the ditch picking up trash. I wasn't quick enough to get a photo, but it warmed my heart.
|Our precious critters|
The garbage is awfully disappointing. Tim Horton's is the worst, with the others following suit.
I see these guys drive by and wonder why.
We are a distance from Wendy's. Enough to eat a supersized meal and dump it out the window. Read more here.
|Two supersized orders with fries,|
and he didn't finish either.
Garbage attracts bears. Muskoka cottagers leave garbage out on a Sunday night before heading back to the city for the week, garbage day being on
|This little gift on our driveway after a storm|
We had someone dumping their bag of garbage with ours our first summer here in Lanark. It was bizarre. It's what, $2 for a county sticker. They thousands of dollars in property taxes lakeside, for the privilege of being here.
Impact on wildlife
Birds eat spent balloons.
Turtles are compromised by plastic.
On our lake, fishermen would leave lures to be picked and eaten by anyone and anything.
|last year I laid it all out.|
|Talk about drinking and driving!|
|Smokers are the worst! Can't tell you|
how many cigarette butts I found, too!
|Canoeing I found this. They get stuck on animal's necks|
or turtle's bodies.
|Surely they could encourage people to return them?|
That dang roll-up-the-rim contest...
|recycling bin full, one large garbage bag|
I have a strategy
|With my gr. 7 class, we collected these in Nepean.|
We charted and graphed the results!
|It was a blur of excitement and activity!|
I know how to teach math!
|Found...left behind in the lake|
|to see a garter snake slithering amongst|
human trash is a sad commentary