[Tweeters] Worlddwide decline in insects - and swallows

Gene Bullock genebullock at comcast.net
Sun Sep 23 09:42:48 PDT 2018


Numerous observers have noted on Tweeters that they are seeing fewer swallows this year. This article reports on the worldwide decline in insects. Widespread use of pesticides is killing beneficial insects, as well as problem insects. And the widespread use of herbicides is decimating the wild plants and weeds they need to survive. Not surprisingly, the decline in insects is no doubt causing a corresponding decline in the birds that depend on them for food.

Gene Bullock
Kitsap Audubon



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