Tuesday, May 16, 2006

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Americans celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (which “may be celebrated at any time, depending on the local migratory bird schedule,” but typically on the second Saturday in May), National Fishing and Boating Week, and National Invasive Weeds Awareness Week. Could someone please explain why it is that fishing and invasive weeds (that’s right, weeds!) warrant seven-times more exposure than migratory birds?

3 Comments:

Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Because most people are clueless?

May 16, 2006 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, well - the events and celebrations stretch out over SEVERAL weeks, so it is really just a misleading name, and not a description of the relative value of mig birds to invasive weeds.

Ellen

May 18, 2006 3:23 PM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

I don't mean to denigrate the importance of fishing or the need to fight back against invasive weeds. I'm just looking for equal billing, that's all. In marketing, perception becomes reality. And in the eyes of the public, fishing and invasive weeds merit a whole week of celebration, while migratory birds merit a single day. Maybe I'm being overly sensitive about this, but I think the distinctions in name, however subtle, are important.

May 22, 2006 9:13 AM  

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