posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 08:51 AM
No, your perception has changed.
a reply to: worldstarcountry
That may be true for you. But you are assuming that my life is similar to yours!
Where I live, the land,(600 acres), has been in my family for six generations. Nothing has changed on it for sixty years. Thank goodness! Except that
the trees are older/bigger. The newest house was built in 1958. No development for miles, no lumbering. It's a veritable time capsule if you will. I
was only gone for four years in the 70's. The rest of the time I have been right here! No commuting to work, still spending almost as much time
outside. Still garden & compost. My parents subscribed to Organic Gardening & Prevention magazine already back in the 60's! No pesticides or chemicals
ever used here!
The apple trees used to be full of honeybees. You could hear the buzzing from yards away! Now...none! And only a handful of bumblebees! We have a
stream where we as kids & our kids, used to catch crayfish. Now, it's hard to find any. And the water quality is better now. We used to catch jars
full of lightening bugs. Now, when we sit out at night, it's unusual if we see one or two! There is a patch of evergreen woods along the stream where
hundreds of noisy, messy, pooping blackbirds used to roost every night in the summer. They're all gone! We used to see as many as a dozen bats flying
around at night. Now, none. White nose disease has shown up in our area.
I blame part of the lack of all kinds of birds, on the Department of Agriculture's massive campaign to eradicate invasive species. Did you ever read
their annual reports? They have killed millions over the years! And of course they had the list of species that were collateral damage too! Because no
matter what method they used, of course there will be unintended, accidental deaths! We own some forest land about 15 miles away. I used to love to
listen to the birds there. Now, it's unusual to hear even one!
There are a lot more examples, these are the biggest ones. I'm very close to the land, it's a big part of who I am. I pay attention to these things.
So if it's happening here, in a rural, relatively pristine, untouched area, it doesn't bode well for other areas soon!