Tuesday, July 10, 2007

DESTROYED!


I am so upset and angry! I don't know whether to cry or scream! The terrible thing is that nothing is going to make any difference .... nobody here will listen or do anything to help.


Regular visitors to my blog, especially during Spring this year will have seen the pics I posted of the beautiful and sometimes rare wild flowers that grow in the meadows near our house. Yesterday the thing I'd been dreading happened. A farmer has ploughed all the meadow in preparation for planting tomatoes. All this unique wild habitat is gone!!!
To take another look of what has been destroyed you can click on the CYPRUS FLORA label below. If anyone in Cyprus sees this and is as heartbroken as I am, please get in touch.

9 comments:

jafabrit said...

ouch! but does he own the land? I suppose if he owns it or leased it there isn't much you can do :(

Philip said...

I can understand exactly how you feel! Shame!

Bee Skelton said...

Thanks Philip and JB. What's done is done sadly. No he doesn't own the land. In Cyprus people can more or less grow what they want where they want... there is no control. Whilst there are people who come from all over the world to admire the orchids etc in the spring ... the habitats don't seem to be protected. Life goes on... (deep sigh)

demibrix said...

Well, I'm not in Cyprus but I can still share your grief. I'm so sorry! - Barbara

Bee Skelton said...

Thanks Barbara. Hope all well with you.

jafabrit said...

wow, so people can destroy free/public land for profit? And I don't suppose they give a portion of the profits back to the government, naw!!!!

:(

Cream said...

Very strange that people can grow stuff anywhere they want!

Francesca said...

Oh Bee how sad. Such a loss, I know how personal it feels. There looked to be some wonderful flowers there too.

Bee Skelton said...

Hi Fran good to see you. After first ploughing and then bulldozing, the farmer has just left the land now and is working elsewhere. The bamboo is growing again ... that will grow anywhere. If he really is going to plant tomatoes, he has a lot more work to do. It would be quite nice if he forgot about it, and we can see what comes up in the spring ... fat chance! :(