bogleech: bogleech: A rare giant hellbender s…

bogleech:

bogleech:

A rare giant hellbender salamander found dead because some hiker’s rock-stacking collapsed on her.

I didn’t even know rock stacking was a thing until this year but there are many ways it disrupts the environment.

*Ever since it caught on as a form of white hipster “meditation” there are actually so many hikers who stack rocks now as a hobby that it collectively pollutes streams with sediment that the rocks would otherwise be filtering and reduces the populations of countless organisms that grow and nest among said rocks.

http://www.wideopenspaces.com/rock-stacking-natural-graffitti-ecological-impact/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/stacking-rocks-wilderness-no-good-180955880/

http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/08/25/new-graffiti-national-parks-fight-stone-stackers/

This is the first time I’ve heard of rock stacking but I assume it’s the same people doing this that buy peatmoss for their imported houseplant that they keep with a hemp bag as a pot