Letter: Tynan — Roundup alert; orioles snacking on jelly

Posted 6/22/19

To the editor:

At last Roundup is getting attention. As you probably know it now belongs to Bayer and massive suits have been brought against Bayer because of the cancers it has caused.

Bayer …

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Letter: Tynan — Roundup alert; orioles snacking on jelly

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To the editor:

At last Roundup is getting attention. As you probably know it now belongs to Bayer and massive suits have been brought against Bayer because of the cancers it has caused.

Bayer has said it will continue to sell Roundup but will spend billions on making alternative weed killers. As Round Up has been found in breakfast oatmeal I hope every parent will be careful and demand a non toxic brand and see that school yards are no longer sprayed with it.

Although the Orioles didn’t nest here this spring as there were no leaves on my windy hill to give them shelter, I have enticed them with a feeder that looks like a big orange flower and which screws onto a Smucker’s grape jelly jar.

Of course the catbirds are always there and take their time gobbling up at least three mouthfuls, but the orioles do come, quietly, and snatch a quick bite. I can tell when the jelly is beyond beak reach as one particular catbird sits in the tree and makes really nasty cat sounds to alert me.

Although we are being rationed extraordinarily beautiful days, they remind us to cherish each moment.

Sidney Tynan

Little Compton

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