freedomflyer, I firmly agree with you, all the city folks move from the populated area's to rural places even here, and then complain about things NOT being like they are in the city, complain about wildlife eating plants they plant, and wanting the state to remove the wildlife from the area?
or not enough stores or bad roads or???
and then bring all there city's way's to our rural life, and they have more money than most locals, to get THERE WAY too, which sucks
I always tell them if you don't like wildlife, don't move into the woods, as that is where wildlife lives, don't blame the animals for living there and trying to survive!!
second big problem here is, farm land, and the HUGE loss of it
older generations of farmers here that killed themselves to have a farm and save the land from being developed, as they loved and cherished the land and wanted it to remain the same forever
well there kids, don't feel the same, MOST run from the farm life and well as soon as parents die, property gets sold for housing developments as its worth more and fast easy cash for the kids
BUT that farm land is NEVER every returned to the system again, once developed, its gone forever
in the past 30 yrs in PA< we lost over 50% of ALL farms in the state and more every day
and people cannot grasp the correlation between all the pavement now as to what was once green growing land , and life
and now all the flooding and tempo change and poor air quality
as all that land and growing plants and tree's all used to suck up water, make cleaner air and cooled air.
yet so many folks don't see the writing on the wall, and just keep taking nature out of the world
were headed in a BAD direction if you ask me ,
and I am sure glad I grew up when I did!