Mark DeCracker, a park and trail advocate from Western NY, send us this short documentary about the disappearance of Trillium, a native wildflower.
Mark writes “How many generations have walked here, and stood in wonderment at the sight of these Trillium? It started with a few and grew to this ocean of white we see now. Without help, they could disappear in an instant. Subtle changes in their environment like cutting down trees that provide the shade, or using chemicals on a crop nearby, not-so-subtle bulldozers coming in for developers or over browsing by deer. It is the over browsing by deer that we must now give immediate attention to, to preserve these colonies.”