Some observations by Pat Pizzo

Pat Pizzo

Pat Pizzo

Some observations of the T.J. Martin, Guadalupe Oak Grove and J. Fontana Parks:

My name is Pat Pizzo and I spend some hours in these parks since 2010 as part of the Martin-Fontana Parks Association (MFPA) and I wish to share some observations.   These are my personal observations and do not necessarily reflect the views of MFPA or its executive board.

Our parks are connected; and events in one may influence events in the other.  That is why I have included Guadalupe Oak Grove Park.

For the rest of Pat’s comments click here.

8 responses to this post.

  1. Pat: For some reason my computer wiol not let me opemn your comment page can you send dthe comment info directly to me at Sqrrlady@hotmail.com thanks

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  2. Posted by Martin-Fontana Parks Association on July 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I think you are on the right track as far as the Gophers in Jeffrey Fontana Park. We need more predators to do the job as “Mother Nature” intended.

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  3. Yes use natural predators, they will take care of any actual problem. I am totally against trapping as we cannot relocate. The animals must be killed. What right have we to kill another species that is just trying to coexist in an arrea where they have lived as long as the Oak trees have.

    What was that estimate 300 years! They have being a real native on their side. Actually in doing such a splendid job on the Park, what is called an “Attractive Nuisance” has been created, and invitation to enjoy as we all do, human and critter alike.

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  4. As of March, 2009, the garden has some 110 different species, each neatly labeled.

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    • Posted by sqrrlady on August 18, 2020 at 10:48 am

      With regard to Pat Pizzo’s summary, I believe all he has mentioned in regard to TJ Martin-Fontana Park is accurate and on target. However Guadalupe Oaks was created as a Nature Park, not a place to be scrutinized and managed by humans for humans.

      I am totally against ground squirrel or gopher control unless it is allowed to happen naturally and by that I mean by the Birds of Prey who patrol and live in the park. They have been handling the ebb and flow of levels of these little rodents for hundreds of years. Leave them alone and let them do their natural job.

      We need to totally stop messing with nature. We do not know what we are doing. We do not see the big picture. Look at the world around you, what we have done to our climate, fires, excessive heat storms, melting ice shelves. A lot of these may come naturally, but we are causing it to come at a much faster and more deadly rate that is natural.

      So leave Guadalupe alone, let it and the critters that have always lived there alone to live and enjoy for as long as they can. They will outlive us, so why should we spoil it for them. Nature will perform her balancing act just like she always does, without our unrequested help.

      Norma Campbell 8-18-2020

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  5. Posted by sqrrlady on August 18, 2020 at 9:54 am

    I CANNOT GET THE REMAINDER OF PATS COMMENTS EVEN CLICKING WHERE DIRECTED DID NOT HELP

    CAN THEY BE SENT DIRECT TO SQRRLADY@HOTMAIL.COM THANKS

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