Trouble in paradise

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Yes, indeed, the missing mosquitos are strange [The mystery of the missing mosquitos, Inside Report, Aug. 14]. I called Public Works again to be sure they were calling me when they spray but they say — again this year as last — they haven't sprayed at all! Yet, there's not a mosquito to be feared night or day. "Silent Spring" (Rachel Carson). Yes, we still have the seed and worm-eating birds — cardinals, robins, sparrows. But where are all the evening birds? The purple martins, swallows, night hawks, bats? I also notice no butterflies at all except the sweet little white cabbage butterflies. Already we have lost much of what was left of Paradise for our village. Let us be careful of the habitat that is left for "diversity" of species among us in Oak Park.

Marti Matthews

Oak Park

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John Butch Murtagh from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: August 20th, 2013 11:36 PM

Add rabbits and squirrels to the list. We had a boatload of them in the spring. They have disappeared since. Coyotes?

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