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originally posted by: Guyfriday
a reply to: Justoneman
They could just be heading south, though some could adapt by evolving, it's more likely that they are just moving to a better environment for their own survival.
originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
a reply to: charlyv
This thread has a link in it www.abovetopsecret.com... to skynews report:
Don't know if you posted in that thread but the report is worth a read.
As to my experience, yes insects have declined rapidly over the last 20 years but I do live in London which is heavily populated and heavily industrialised but even in the parks that are still here, there are no wasps, bees, caterpillas, snails (Hardly), Butterflies, Moths. Not many flies either and I live right next to a park/forest so would expect to see a lot more. Also noticed a sharp drop with birds like your common Sparrow for instance has all but disappeared completely... seriously havn't seen any this year or Starlings, hardly any blackbirds either although we still got pidgeons. I remember there being loads of blue tits, great tits, gold tits, robins, greenfinch.... GONE. We still get spiders though unfortunately. If there's one insect I wouldn't mind gone forever, it's scary looking spiders but i guess we need them too, however without the other insects to feed on, i doubt they'll survive for much longer unless people start puttig trees and bush back into their gardens instead of concrete.
I'm not sure the globalists even realise what they've done tbh.
I've read Singapore is leading the way in bringing wildlife back to the cities:
originally posted by: ipsedixit
The most drastic absence though, is the complete disappearance of "June bugs", those fat reddish beetles that used to swarm in unbelievable numbers in June. They would be all over the road near lamp posts. It would be hard to get in the door because they would be swarming around the porch light and banging into the glass on the storm door. Now I never see them.
The June bugs disappeared after the West Nile Virus scare. There was a widespread insecticide spraying campaign in the city connected to the prevention of mosquitoes spreading the virus. it knocked out the June bugs too and many other insects as well, I'm sure.
Harold (the last man on Earth, living in a plastic bubble near the foot of the Eiffel Tower) often mused on how foolish his ancestors had been - those responsible for the progressive 'he said, she said' weaponisation of the atmospheric medium (pro tip: which supported all life on Earth) had to rank as the #1 Collective Darwin Award recipients in any conceivable reality. "Perhaps the Mandela Effect was the Universe's way of trying to wake us the f#ck up..", thought Harold, as he painted pollen onto the last remaining apple tree in the Garden....
originally posted by: charlyv
Perspectives from an old dude.
I realize that ATS has changed considerably from it's roots. The major populus is in the younger crowd. However, I will inject the fact that I am increasing in age, and, though it is not as drastic a change as it was a decade ago, it is definitively something to take note of, and that is the decreased presence of insects.
I live next to a swamp in Braintree, Massachusetts (10 miles from Boston), and when I moved here in 1973, the bugs were the worst nusance that you could possibly imagine. You could not stay outside after 7pm in the Spring, through Autumn, without being bit to hell with mosquitos, flies and other insects.
It got so bad in 1990, I purchased (like many around me), one of those electronic bug killers. This thing worked so well, we had to remove it because the noise that the bugs made burning up, kept me and my wife awake at night. Some were so big, they cought on fire and you could see the trap sparking endlessly.
We had a nice flower garden, and butterflies and lighting bugs frequented it every year. There were those Monarque butterfly types and yellow ones that were really beautiful, and you could see them fluttering around almost every day in the yard in the Spring, through Autumn.
Within the last few years, I will tell you about such a drastic decrease in all insects, that is it is noticeably overwhelming.
No more flies except the occasional horsefly when something is dead, hardly any other insects, even though there is standing water in the swamps, no butterflies, hardly any mosquitos, although there are some,.... It is like deadville for most all of this insects I have been used to here for the last 50 years. This is important, because hardly anyone today stays in one location for 50 years, but we did, adding on to our house every 10 years or so. It is a nice community.
The lack of Wasps is alarming, as they used to be one of our biggest pests in the past. We also used to hear Cicada's in the trees and there were many caterpillars and other strange insects everywhere... but no more. The occasional Bee visits the flowers., but no like they used to.
There were so many spiders that flourished here, because there was such a diversity of insects, that there were webs everywhere, but now just a few.
I need to tell this to all, because it is so obvious that something has drastically changed in the insect community, that I am at a loss to explain it. I know about the global decrease in Bees, but sure, the town sprayed stuff every once in awhile to hold down the mosquito community, but over time, they just stopped because it was no longer a problem.
I just want to put this out as the historical recollection of someone who has stayed in a local area for 50 years, and this is MY observation.
I would be interested if any others out there had the same situation, and have noticed anything close to what I have witnessed.
Thanks ATS, as this is a place to put stuff like this out in the wild, and reap what comes back.
originally posted by: nerbot
Oh how melodramatic!
Mother nature is never the same twice.