LANDSCAPE: Please don’t take greenery away

There are two types of desert foxes in Arizona, the ones with four legs and the ones with two. Both types call Arizona home year round.

They do not head north to greener pastures like the snowbirds in Sun City do. We year-round desert foxes are here taking care of Sun City both as homeowners in condo associations and as volunteers in the community. Although us two-legged foxes cannot see, smell, or hear nearly as well as four-legged foxes, we can “sense” when snowbirds take us for granted and even take advantage of us.

For example, I enjoy the mature landscaping, including the front yard grass and the beautiful orange trees. I believe snowbirds should not be able to take that away from us desert foxes by eliminating our greenery in favor of so-called desert landscaping.

Part-time Sun City residents should have absolutely no say in such matters. Snowbirds can afford to escape to greener pastures way up north, while us desert foxes cannot.

They can afford the exclusive golf memberships; two nice homes, etc.

I simply want to protect the little greenery that helped attract me to this Sun City oasis in the first place.

Please don’t take it away.

Rich Andrews


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