Getting stung in Berkeley, CA
The Berkeley City Council is poised to transform all city parks and open spaces into habitats for bees.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a proposed City Resolution requires all future landscaping to be “pollinator friendly.” The goal is to attract bees, bats, moths, beetles, and flies to the city parks.
Rocky appreciates nature, but he doesn’t enjoy swatting mosquitos during a picnic, or getting stung while playing in the sandbox. (He also admits to secretly stashing a can of Raid Yard Guard in his garage behind the organic mulch pile.)
Rocky concludes that the Bee and Beetle Lobby must have undue influence on Berkeley’s elected officials. He protests the City Council’s unfair favoritism of bees — at the expense of other, equally deserving species. Please join Pied Piper Rocky at his upcoming “Rats for Parks Rally” and “Million Rodent March” to raise public awareness of the plight of Berkeley’s oppressed rodent population.