Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Bug Repellent, Sunblock... our Fish and Birds

A fish in murky waters A fish in murky waters

Lots of rain, tall grass, bright sun, early summer. Add them all together and you get gnats and mosquitoes and sunburn. Nobody likes them. The bats will help with the bugs. The warm weather encourages us to shed our clothes and enjoy the warmth of summer. Sunblock protects us from sunburn and repellents help keep the pests away. However, we are at the top of a watershed and what we put into the water goes downstream to the fish and flora.

Remember: shower off the lotions and potions before soaking in the pools, be aware of the pollutants that you introduce, other people may not like what you are spraying while you are next to them. Some avoid these products altogether, floating a sarong across the surface of the water, wearing wide brim hats, or using an umbrella. Orient Land Trust protects the water, the land, and habitat. A few precautions help maintain pure water and clean air.


Last modified on Sunday, 05 July 2015 17:42

For the education, enjoyment, and well-being of current and future generations, Orient Land Trust: 
promotes a positive clothing-optional experience at all properties including Valley View Hot Springs, Orient Mine and Everson Ranch;
preserves the viewshed, including land acquisition; 
protects natural, wild, agricultural, and historic resources, in the northern San Luis Valley.