[Tweeters] The absence

Paul Bannick paul.bannick at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 19:07:21 PDT 2019


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On Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 1:33 PM George Neavoll <gneavoll at comcast.net> wrote:


> The absence of butterflies and other insects is indeed sobering. The

> absence of any part of the universe, in any setting, is cause for concern.

> John Burrough’s observation that if you look at any part of the natural

> world, you will find it tied to everything else (paraphrasing) is so true

> here. That includes the absence of any of its parts.

>

> George Neavoll

> S.W. Portland.

>

>

> On Jul 27, 2019, at 12:28 PM, HAL MICHAEL <ucd880 at comcast.net> wrote:

>

> Come down here, we have slugs galore. And some fat garter snakes.

>

>

> We have, in the four summers we have been here, always had an abundance of

> Bumblebees. At least two or three species and lots. They start with the

> rhodies and are now loving the lavender. Last year we had a lot of

> butterflies, especially Tiger Swallowtails. Probably more than I recall

> from 40+ years in western WA. Might see 5-10 on our Butterfly Bush. This

> year, I have seen maybe three or four in total.

>

>

> Based on this one year only, I might ascribe the loss of the swallowtails

> to the month of snow in February. We'll see next year.

>

>

> Hal Michael

> Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation

> Olympia WA

> 360-459-4005

> 360-791-7702 (C)

> ucd880 at comcast.net

>

> On July 27, 2019 at 11:25 AM Diane Weinstein <diane_weinstein at msn.com>

> wrote:

>

> In addition to fewer bees and other insects, I have also noticed a lack of

> slugs in my yard over the past few years, probably due to the hot weather. My

> yard used to be slug city. It is getting scary.

>

> Diane Weinstein

> Sammamish

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> *From:* Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> on behalf

> of Paul Bannick <paul.bannick at gmail.com>

> *Sent:* Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:29 AM

> *To:* Nelson Briefer

> *Cc:* tweeters at u.washington.edu

> *Subject:* Re: [Tweeters] The absense

>

> Nelson,

>

> Thanks for bringing this up. This should be a huge concern for all of

> us. I too am noticing it.

> For more information:

> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/magazine/insect-apocalypse.html

>

> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/10/plummeting-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-nature

>

> Paul

>

> On Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 7:23 AM Nelson Briefer < nrieferb at gmail.com>

> wrote:

>

> Dear birders and hawk watchers- why is it that Crazy Dave and I are the

> only one to observe ( and publish) the decline of raptors and insects. For

> well over a year, I have noticed a paucity of raptors in the sky. Now there

> is a paucity of bees and dragon flies. Folks- I am in the sky every day.

> Raptors cannot hide in the sky. Good day. Nelson Briefer - Anacortes-

> www.goshawktalker.blogspot.com

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