Monday, July 24, 2006

Bug Alert!! Protect This Bug!!

Since the Feds' protection of seagulls has worked out so well, they've found another critter to help:

The federal government is expected to release a plan this week that would declare more than 8,500 acres in Ozaukee and Door counties as protected areas or critical habitats for the endangered Hine's emerald dragonfly.

In Wisconsin, the plans call for declaring as protected 6,230 acres in Door County and 2,312 acres around Cedarburg Swamp west of Saukville in Ozaukee County

Cathy Carnes, endangered species coordinator for the Fish and Wildlife Service in Wisconsin, said it is illegal to cause the death of the Hine's emerald dragonfly

That bug's doing just fine in Western Brookfield.

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