Nature out of balance


By Bruce Rhodes


November 15, 2003


In your Nov. 14 article, Growth Confronts Moraine, one builder says the challenge is to find the balance between saving green space and satisfying housing demand. Recently, as I drove by the very development site shown in the photo accompanying the moraine article, I watched as a frog hopped away from the massive housing project, now stripped of vegetation, and onto the road. While I did my best to not run him over, I figured this was an exercise in futility. Maybe the frog knew he’d lost his home for good, and decided to end it all.


I view the eviction, if not the likely loss of that frog, as very sad – and as a red flag signaling that local ecosystems are being visibly stressed. So much for “balance.”