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Game_of_Homes

Where have all the insects gone?

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My local council seeded a lot of waste land last year, hills in parks, roundabouts edges of the roads with wild flowers, it was one time I thought they had got something right,it was great for the insects and it looked really nice too, they don’t seem to have done it this year.

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4 minutes ago, Chewing Grass said:

We did this story last year, is the Guardian recycling news again or have they stolen the story from here.

 

Ongoing story, but it's also that time of year innit, Chris Packham, Springwatch innit, but the story reproduces the German data that appeared in the press last year.

It's a real observation, but I'm skeptical about the improtance of the mechanisms proposed that, while they may play apart, may not be the most significant factor IMO

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5 minutes ago, Chewing Grass said:

We did this story last year, is the Guardian recycling news again or have they stolen the story from here.

 

No, the insects are still going awol. I think this will be more disruptive than all the other shit going on in the world as insects are ground zero in the food chain.

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1 minute ago, Game_of_Homes said:

No, the insects are still going awol. I think this will be more disruptive than all the other shit going on in the world as insects are ground zero in the food chain.

It's trivial compared to what is happening in the sea, but as we are a terrestrial species the public's and press' attention is on what we can see just outside our window.

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Green bottles (Lucilia sericata) the common blow fly is doing very well these days, my wheelie bin is full of them 10 days from emptying.

Have noticed that the numbers of bats are much lower in the evenings than there used to be, I guess they are being starved too.

The birds that are doing well are the finches that live off seeds in bird feeders.

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