Toad: Hey, man. What are you doing? You’re messing with my habitat.
Man: Sorry Toad, but you’re hiding in Stiltgrass. I need to get rid of this stuff.
Toad: Huh? I like this stuff. It makes good cover and keeps me shaded.
Man: Uh-huh. Too good. It’s choking out the native woodland ground vegetation. And besides, you need bugs, and this isn’t good bug habitat.
Toad: What? Look at me, man. Do I look like I’m starving?
Man: Yeah, looks like you’ve done well this year. But not because of Stiltgrass. When cold weather comes you’ll need a better place to snuggle down. I’ll just get this Stiltgrass out of here and then you can have your proper habitat.
Toad: Fine. I’ll just sit quietly here and pretend you didn’t see me.
Thoughts on the park, its residents and how to preserve its natural beauty.