***Originally posted to @publiclandshateyou on 5/15/2019*** Instagram has been called “The friendliest social network ever”, and I think that accounts on this platform are accustomed to being able to post whatever they want without any critical feedback. The prettier the picture the better, no matter what laws and rules had to be broken to get it. The few people who are willing to voice their critical feedback are usually ignored, told they are just being negative, or that th
***Originally posted 3/16/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** Many people that I try to politely educate about proper wildflower ethics claim that their pictures were taken on paths. So let's talk about paths.
What you see in the first two pictures, which were "provided" by @caseykaui, is not an official path or trail. This "path" was likely beaten through virgin wildflower habit within a day or two of this picture being taken. Continued use of this "path" will result in compacti
***Originally posted 3/14/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** Here's a new low. Not just trampling. Not just picking flowers. But pulling the entire plant, roots and all, out of the ground! Zoom in. You can still see dirt dangling from the roots. .
On top of broadcasting this asinine behavior to 13,000+ followers, this "influencer" was there with children. What do you think those children learned? Ugh. Someone please make this stupidity stop. Edit: this photo has been deleted by th
***Originally posted 3/13/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** The good news? "Influencers" with a total of 250,000+ followers have decided to remove pictures of them trampling the poppies! Some have even decided to be proactive and provide education to their followers about proper behavior in the wildflower fields. Much of this is due to YOUR help. Thank you!
The bad news is that people like those featured in this post are still ruining wildflower habitat while hawking phone ca
***Originally posted 3/12/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** Many people were, and still are, upset that I called out a couple of individual accounts for going off-trail and taking pictures in the wildflower fields. Some people don't seem to understand the impact that one person can have. . This photo from @thesimplehiker is the manifestation of that impact. One person chooses to disregard the rules, goes 10' off the trail and tramples a few flowers. The next person sees that m
***Originally posted 3/11/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** @adeventurousoutdoorbrand is just another company promoting itself at the expense of nature and your public lands. You would think that any company with the word "outdoor" in it would be interested in promoting good outdoor ethics, right?
Not these guys! When it was suggested by multiple people that picking and trampling wildflowers wasn't a great thing to broadcast to almost 7,000 followers, what did they do? Apologi