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More info about the birds and bugs disappearing around the world.

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posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 08:46 AM
I've not seen a frog anywhere near a house in ten years.
When I was a kid, they were everywhere.

They're very sensitive to pollution.

posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 08:57 AM
NW PA, 10 minute walk from Lake Erie.

I've noticed a drop off in bugs, especially lighting bugs/fireflys and bees, over the last few years.

Mayflys weren't bad this year either. Usually they cover the street lights, not so much this year.

Maybe has something to do with Schumanns Resonance?

Eta: and a lack of frogs and toads. I grew up in the area and not only am i close to the great lake, a tributary stream runs next to my house. As a child, frogs, toads and snakes seemed plentiful. Even into adolescents and adulthood, frogs and toads abound. Not so much in, if I'd have to make a rough estimate, last 10-15 years. All anecdotal, of course.
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posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 09:06 AM
a reply to: 727Sky

People making claims with nothing to back it up. Sounds like the people claiming the sun is in the wrong position.

posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 09:22 AM
Interesting development, could there be a connection to pesticide or renewed forms and over-use of the products.

You where not the only one to noticed, was actually looking for increase in new type of pesticide this year so i could connect that to what is happening and found this link, it shows clearly here in Germany (my friendly neighbors) it is happening there also.

Insects are an integral part of life on Earth as both pollinators and prey for other wildlife and it was known that some species such as butterflies were declining. But the newly revealed scale of the losses to all insects has prompted warnings that the world is “on course for ecological Armageddon”, with profound impacts on human society.


posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 09:29 AM
a reply to: lordcomac

There is also a fungal infection that has been wiping out frogs. It's not always the pollution.

I know we have frogs and/or toads around here because I've heard them singing. There must be enough people maintaining wet patches and gardens for them in this area.

posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 09:31 AM
a reply to: Dimens

It may not necessarily be pesticides as much as agriculture.

If the farmers don't leave enough land fallow or leave greenbelts in and around and through their pastures/fields to provide habitat, then the local wildlife at all levels suffer, not just the macrofauna like game birds and deer.
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posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 10:41 AM
a reply to: 727Sky

Living in Florida,there is no absence of bugs. However, the simplest explanation is that the physical land these insects and birds have been paved over with homes and businesses. Many people fail to make that simple realization when remembering what they use to see more of before. I use to see all kinds of crazy bugs in some neighborhoods that bordered undeveloped land. But when that land was developed alot of these were seen less frequently.

Even in rural environments, something as simple as building a Walmart, some gas stations, and various food services half a mile up will affect what we see nearby. Bugs don't travel hundreds of miles to surround our porch lights. They usually come from immediately nearby.

Think of it like a Mandela effect on bug numbers.

posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 11:38 AM
a reply to: worldstarcountry

The OP is saying they are all disappearing with no new development. Zero evidence for it.

posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 11:59 AM
The windshield of my Jeep says there are plenty of bugs...

But then what does my windshield know?

posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 02:01 PM
They're migrating as the global temperatures change. They'll go where the climate suits them, I doubt they're attached to a place geographically.

posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 02:09 PM
a reply to: Kharron

Bugs aren't migrating. Neither are birds. The climate has not changed. All the same birds and bugs are still here from last year.

posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 02:43 PM

originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Kharron

Bugs aren't migrating. Neither are birds. The climate has not changed. All the same birds and bugs are still here from last year.

Roger that. Thanks for changing my mind. Years of research and statistics wane in comparison to the strength of your opinion.

Insects engage in the largest continental migration on Earth, new research indicates. Some 3.5 trillion insects in Southern Britain alone migrate each year – a biomass eight times that of bird migration. The researchers fear that global warming may significantly increase the number of insects, potentially affecting various ecosystems in different parts of the world

Insects also migrate, study shows

Half of All Species Are on the Move—And We're Feeling It

posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 10:47 PM
a reply to: DigginFoTroof

About 6-7 years back my family lived in central PA a couple valleys south of State College. I remember seeing all the gypsy moth nests in the trees off the highway. Is that still an issue in that neck of the woods?

posted on Jul, 10 2018 @ 12:29 AM
There are far less bees than I'm used to seeing..troubling, on the other hand I see a few more Monarch Butterflies.
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posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 04:47 PM
a reply to: Bluntone22

Plenty in southern Indiana as well if I throw feed out there will be well over 100 birds and squirrels in no time

posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 05:20 PM
a reply to: 727Sky

Its called screwing up the planet.

posted on Jul, 11 2018 @ 09:56 PM
a reply to: vonclod
I am actually seeing more bees than In Recent years, but nothing compared to when I was a child. In the same city, it was not difficult to find a hive of honeybees on any random adventure. Having trecked some of the same places, I just never come across hives anymore. More than plenty of wasp nests, but no bee hives.

I still see the bees, I just never find their nests anymore. Perhaps they are catching on to our honey addiction and have decide to hide their nests better?? I grow some of my own food and there are bees buzzi g the flowers from time to time.
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posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 09:58 PM
a reply to: worldstarcountry

I have a lot of wildflowers in my yard..I let them grow for the bees, but this year maybe 50% of what I saw last year. Maybe it's a local thing, my friend is a beekeeper and the last few seasons have been tough on his hives..I do see a lot of wasps..buggers, I hate em.

posted on Jul, 23 2018 @ 04:44 AM
Two separate studies on birds and insects in Germany found the number of flying insects has declined by 76 percent over the past 27 years. There are 15 percent fewer birds than just twelve years ago. Pesticides in the U.S. alone kill An estimated 67 million birds yearly.
On a sunny day in June 2013, in Wilsonville, Oregon the bodies of dead bumble bees suddenly began to rain down on a shopping center parking lot. Pest control operators that morning had sprayed 55 blooming linden trees with dinotefuran, also known as one of seven neonicotinoids ("neonics"). At end of the week, some 50,000 bumble bees died—one of the largest native bee kills ever recorded. Neonicotinoids were first marketed mid-1990s as safer alternatives to organophosphates and other pesticides being used and Today they are the most widely used class of insecticide in the world. “Neonicotinoids are systemic however, and permeate every part of the plant, including its pollen and nectar,” (Michigan State University entomologist David Smitley). Those compounds remain in a plant many weeks after treatment exposing Bees and other wildlife to harmful levels of these chemicals months to years after an application,” (Aimée Code, pesticide program director, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation). Neonics also linger in the environment.
Pollinators are exposed to neonics not just on landscaping plants. Neonic-coated corn, soybean and canola seeds are sown on more than 100 million acres a year across the United States and Canada.
The planet is for geoengineering a laboratory in which all life forms are now exposed to aerosol chemicals, metals, Sulphur dioxide SO2 and more, all Similar to insecticides affecting insects, birds and fish, including killing trees, forests, and invites blame for the global masses of fish and birds die-offs.

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posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 01:08 PM
For over a year, the media has been reporting about the dramatic loss of bees in Europe and North America. As many as 50% to 90% of the bee populations have simply vanished, leaving their hives empty and forcing farmers to demand investigations to determine the cause.
At first it was only the honeybees that were decimated -- then the bumblebee populations began to disappear. Bumblebees are responsible for pollinating an estimated 15 percent of all the crops grown in the U.S., worth $3 billion, particularly those raised in greenhouses. Those include tomatoes, peppers and strawberries. The crisis was eventually given a name: Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD.
CCD is a "fake disease!"

But it now appears that a much more basic culprit has killed the bees -- Bayer Corporation. Colony Collapse Disorder is poisoning with a known insect neurotoxin called Clothianidin, a pesticide manufactured by Bayer, which has been clearly linked to massive bee die offs in Germany and France.

Full Article here:

[edit on 5-11-2008 by warrenb]

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Dr. Diana Post, Executive Director, Rachel Carson Council, Inc., George Mason University's Department of Biology conference [Sept.1998] on Wildlife, Pesticides and People, scientists advocate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) by reducing chemical use as a mode of action for dealing with unwanted species.

posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 09:10 AM
a reply to: 727Sky

I took a swipe at a fly earlier trying to get it out the window but all that happened was it got knocked out and sat staring at me for a minute..

Yeah, there are loads of insects/birds going missing. I live right next to a forest and you'd think there would be tond of birds flying around but in reality there aren't that many... especially the comon house sparrow... where have they gone? They are non-existant and blackbirds. I did see 1 thrush this summer, however there does seem to be plenty of crows.. maybe thry have ate all the sparrows!

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