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I applaud the interest in pollinator strips of wildflowers, but are we attracting the few remaining bees and butterflies to kill them with adjacent herbicide- and pesticide-infested areas? There are many such poisoned fields in town — private lawns, school playing fields, farms, etc.
The whole reason pollinators have disappeared is chemical poisoning by those who want to see pretty green grass, big fruits and veggies, and tidy golf courses.
We need to acknowledge the elephant in the living room — human use of plant and insect poisons. I challenge the town of Durham to outlaw any use of pesticides and herbicides!
Sue McIntosh, MDDurham
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