The old saying goes..."even a blind hog finds an acorn once in a while!"
Although it only took them 4 years, the Feds finally decided to let Mother Nature take care of her own...without stepping in like they normally do!
This is a rare step for the Feds, who seem to want to control everything...including Mother Nature! I'm sure She appreciates it!
Feds deny request to protect 2 insects© 2010 The Associated Press
April 7, 2010, 12:32PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has denied a petition by environmentalists who were seeking endangered species protection for a stonefly and a mayfly found in the Southwest.
The agency says the petition did not present substantial information indicating that listing either species may be warranted.
The agency had initially turned down listing for the stonefly and the mayfly in response to a 2006 petition that sought protection for hundreds of species. The decision was challenged, and the agency agreed to review the two insects as part of a settlement.
The stonefly has been found in: Dona Ana County, New Mexico; El Paso County, Texas; and Huerfano County, Colorado.
The mayfly has been found in Gila County, Arizona, and California's Riverside County.
Finally, they decided to let nature take it's course. Now, if we could only get them to stay out of OUR business...think what a joy that would be!
Now, my friends...let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit! OK?...OK!