posted on May, 8 2019 @ 12:19 AM
a reply to: Artesia
Fireflies are not going extinct.
When I was young, the summer nights were full of them. I spent many an hour catching (and releasing... usually; I did make a firefly nightlight once)
fireflies. When I moved back home, there were few fireflies left. I found out that was because my stepfather liked to use poison to try and get rid of
the ticks we seemed to have too many of. I of course put an end to that and got some free range chickens. Now we have fireflies again. I have already
seen a few this year, so it should be a good summer for them.
If anything is killing them, it's fake environmentalists... you know, the ones who think all nature is Bambi frolicking through rays of sunshine while
birds above sing in perfect harmony? Yeah, those guys. They destroy everything they touch. They'll find an ant-bed and, instead of just stomping on
the thing, they'll fill it full of poison. Weeds in their grass? Bambi can't frolic in weeds! Roundup, help me keep Bambi happy!
I mow my yard once a week (about), and leave a few areas of high grass around the edges. In the early spring, I wait to mow it until it starts really
getting shaggy, because it's also full of those little flowers that the fireflies like (because the bugs fireflies like also like to nibble on the
flowers). Weeds? Those ain't weeds... they're mostly plantain... edible (and a good natural pest repellent). Is my yard the most manicured around?
Nope! Not by a long shot. But it's the one that every year is alive with fireflies at night and songbirds (including hummingbirds) during the day, and
every year sprouts a treasure trove of brightly colored blooms.
I like it like that.
So don't worry, OP... the doom porn is just that: manufactured, pre-packaged fear of the ridiculous to better assuage their own conscience for not
having any idea what they're doing. Fireflies are only going extinct where the "environmentalists" are killing them off.