[NetBehaviour] Fwd: Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'

Mez Breeze netwurker at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 01:49:15 CET 2019


...don't they just.

On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 7:54 PM Helen Varley Jamieson <
helen at creative-catalyst.com> wrote:

> monsanto & round-up have a lot to answer for!!
> On 11.02.19 00:43, Paul Hertz via NetBehaviour wrote:
>
> In Chicago, we've been wondering where the lightning bugs have gone. When
> I was a child in Ohio in the 1950s we used to drive out into the country to
> see clouds of them lifting off the fields as the last glimmers of the
> summer sun faded. When we moved to Chicago 30 years ago our son caught them
> in the backyard, in the middle of the city. I don't know if my
> granddaughters will grow up chasing after them, there seem to be so few
> that come out now.
>
> -- Paul
>
>
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 5:27 PM Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> There have been a number of studies on this. And in the U.S. - when we
>> drive across country - the same. No insects. The last 'grouping' I saw
>> was
>> maybe ten years ago - grasshoppers escaping a wildfire near Copperton,
>> Utah...
>>
>> On Sun, 10 Feb 2019, Edward Picot via NetBehaviour wrote:
>>
>> > Scary stuff from today's Guardian, for those of you who haven't seen
>> it:
>> >
>> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/10/plummeting-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-nature
>> > .
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