By Chewing Grass
When I was a kid we would head off down south using the M6 and M5 and by the time we reached Somerset the windscreen was opaque with dead bugs and their splattered guts.
Now I can drive all summer and will probably splatt about a dozen. In fact the last year I had any significant splatter was probably 2013.
Now it is being noticed and agricultural pesticides are being fingered.
“This is part of the wholesale loss of small animals in recent decades. The public know about bees and butterflies, but these are just the tips of the iceberg. Moths, hoverflies, wasps, beetles and many other groups are now sparse where once they were abundant.”
Another factor may be the increased levels of abandoned land both urban and rural that is also turning to birch scrub doid of grass and flowers as verges and hedges go uncut and unmanaged.
Recently Browsing 0 members
No registered users viewing this page.