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    Maybe it is the spiraling cost of food in a tough economy or the logical next step in the movement to eat locally. Whatever the reason, New Yorkers are increasingly fanning out across the city’s parks to hunt and gather edible wild plants, like mushrooms, American ginger and elderberries.

    Now parks officials want them to stop. New York’s public lands are not a communal pantry, they say. In recent months, the city has stepped up training of park rangers and enforcement-patrol officers, directing them to keep an eye out for foragers and chase them off.

    “If people decide that they want to make their salads out of our plants, then we’re not going to have any chipmunks,” said Maria Hernandez, director of horticulture for the Central Park Conservancy, the nonprofit group that manages Central Park.

    Plants are not the only things people are taking. In Prospect Park in Brooklyn last week, park rangers issued four summonses to two people for illegal fishing. Although officials say such poaching is not widespread, park advocates say taking fish and turtles for food is not uncommon, and some have reported evidence of traps designed to snare wildfowl.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/30/ny...arks.html?_r=1
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    They should keep an eye out for bobbolink...:p:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    They should keep an eye out for bobbolink...:p:D
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    here's a bright idea for the city, Cut taxes and that will make everything more affordable in the city
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    She's worried about chipmunks, is there a shortage of chipmunks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bijou View Post
    She's worried about chipmunks, is there a shortage of chipmunks?


    As long as the people are eating the greenery, the chipmunks should be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    As long as the people are eating the greenery, the chipmunks should be safe.
    Chipmunks need green love too...

    Glires (Stuffed Dormouse) is a traditional Ancient Roman recipe for a dish of baked dormouse stuffed with forcemeat (or use chicken breasts!). The full recipe is presented here and I hope you enjoy this classic Ancient Roman version of: Glires...To convert this to Stuffed Chipmunks double the forcemeat (minced pork).
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    here's a bright idea for the city, Cut taxes and that will make everything more affordable in the city
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Maybe it is the spiraling cost of food in a tough economy or the logical next step in the movement to eat locally. Whatever the reason, New Yorkers are increasingly fanning out across the city’s parks to hunt and gather edible wild plants, like mushrooms, American ginger and elderberries.

    Now parks officials want them to stop. New York’s public lands are not a communal pantry, they say. In recent months, the city has stepped up training of park rangers and enforcement-patrol officers, directing them to keep an eye out for foragers and chase them off.

    “If people decide that they want to make their salads out of our plants, then we’re not going to have any chipmunks,” said Maria Hernandez, director of horticulture for the Central Park Conservancy, the nonprofit group that manages Central Park.

    Plants are not the only things people are taking. In Prospect Park in Brooklyn last week, park rangers issued four summonses to two people for illegal fishing. Although officials say such poaching is not widespread, park advocates say taking fish and turtles for food is not uncommon, and some have reported evidence of traps designed to snare wildfowl.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/30/ny...arks.html?_r=1
    lemme give you the scoop on the rivers in NYC.

    YOU WILL GET CANCER AND DIE IF YOU FISH OUT OF THAT FUCKING POLLUTED RIVER!
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