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The Decline of Insects and What It Means


Green Lifestyle  (tags: insects, bugs, ecology, agriculture, ecological collapse )

Freya
- 109 days ago - panna.org
The news over the past few weeks has been riddled with headlines like "Plummeting insect numbers threaten collapse of nature," "Monarch butterflies are going extinct," and "The insect apocalypse is here." If it sounds bad, that's because it is.



   

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Sue H (7)
Monday February 25, 2019, 2:03 pm
Grim.
 

jan l (89)
Monday February 25, 2019, 4:36 pm
i'm planning my spring gardening and will be certain to plant fliwers that attract (and feed) birds, butterflies, bees and all the little buggaboos that make the garden grow. i used to grow lots of veggies. I didn't grow any last year but I'll try to plant a few varieties this year. The difference in taste is sobering. Every delicious flavor-filled enzyme comes to life when you've grown it yourself.

Last year, I did have LOTS of fireflies, some crickets, a praying mantis and a 'flock of white pollinating moths.

Hopefully people will look for more natural alternatives to using any poisons in their yards. ~~ tyfs.
 

Animae C (509)
Monday February 25, 2019, 4:41 pm
"...WE NEED A SERIOUS REDUCTION IN PESTICIDE USE,
REPLACED WITH SUSTAINABLE, ECOLOGICALLY-BASED PRACTICES..."

i have NEVER used damn chemicals, if people are too lazy or aren't physically able to remove weeds, a jug of boiling water does the trick OR some cheap white vinegar in a spray container!!

Plant natives & have bowls of fresh water throughout your garden!!
IT'S NOT DARN ROCKET SCIENCE!!!

i have an abundance of insects, birds & wildlife in my garden but it breaks my heart when i still don't see MONARCHS 💔

Shared
Thanx Freya
 

Animae C (509)
Monday February 25, 2019, 4:45 pm
THANK YOU Jan!!
🐛 🦋 🐝 🐞 🐜 🐌 🌱
 

Angelflowers Dawkins (1)
Monday February 25, 2019, 4:51 pm
Tyfs.🤔🦋
 

Colleen L (3)
Monday February 25, 2019, 8:16 pm
Sure making me very unhappy seeing less of them around my home. I'm hoping it was because of the cold rainy weather. I like Jan will be planning to plant lots of fruits and vegetables, Hopefully they will return.
Thanks Freya
 

Michael F (173)
Tuesday February 26, 2019, 12:35 pm
Thank You for Sharing This !!!
 

Anne K (139)
Tuesday February 26, 2019, 4:34 pm
Shared. Thanks, Freya.
 

Raleigh k (358)
Tuesday February 26, 2019, 7:06 pm
TYFS
 

Anne Haarhoff (52)
Tuesday February 26, 2019, 11:47 pm
Alarming, to say the least. Thanks, Freya. At least gardeners will do what we can to help, a little. Indigenous plants are great restorers, as Animae says.
 

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Wednesday February 27, 2019, 1:05 pm
This is nothing short of terrifying! Like others I try to plant as many flowers that attract bees and other insects, and leave some areas in the garden for others to shelter. I also have a bug hotel (although there don't appear to be any guests, sadly! Many thanks for sharing. Noted.
 

Elizabeth Story (1)
Saturday March 2, 2019, 12:27 am
Very worrying The politicians and EPAs don't seem to be listening to the scientists or they just don't care about this impending ecological disaster. Thanks for sharing Freya.
 

TOM TREE (247)
Saturday March 2, 2019, 12:56 pm
WTF !
TRULY SCARY STUFF !
Truly UNBELIEVABLE !!!
What a SHAME !!
 

Sylvie A (190)
Sunday March 3, 2019, 3:48 am
Thank you for sharing.
 

David C (75)
Monday March 4, 2019, 11:30 am
not good
 

pam w (139)
Wednesday March 6, 2019, 2:11 pm
It means we're SCREWED!
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday March 7, 2019, 6:22 pm
Thanks
 

Barbara S (0)
Sunday March 10, 2019, 4:06 am
grim
 
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