Delaware area, USA, East Coast
I have seen many carpenter bees/fuzzy fat bumble bees, more than EVER. They fly right to me too! Get right in my face, bounce off of my sun-hat and
clothes. It's like they have no fear of humans anymore, which I don't remember them being so hostile when I was younger.
But I haven't seen a single honey bee. Literally, not one now that I honestly think about it.
Lots of wasps, butterflies, and hornets though.
I have a veggie garden, a flower garden, and an apple tree. Also - there is a field that belongs to a farmer right in my backyard. I believe he's
growing some type of wheat this year, I'm not sure what it is exactly. Never seen him grow it before. He's gone through corn, potatoes and peas, this
is new though. I also have a lot of land which is allowed to grow wildly, containing all types of wild flowers and dandelions, etc.
No honey bees with all of these fllowers and crops around? Weird....
May be off-topic but I have also noticed that there are virtually no frogs or toads in my area either. This is strange because when 10 years ago my
friends and I used to capture toads ALL of them time, and pick tadpoles from the pond and raise them. We'd capture 30-40 frogs a day and have them all
hopping in the garage until our parents yelled at us to let them all out.
I used to also find a lot of them dead on the streets after being hit by cars.
I haven't seen a single frog in... I'd say 2-3 years roughly. Not even dead on the road. There's three ponds around where I live and I don't even see
them hopping around the pond in the grass or the tadpoles on the shores of the ponds like I used to.
edit on 5-5-2012 by GreenEyedVixen
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