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Alberta, Canada - Bike Rider Reports Massive Loss Of Bugs


From George Webster
9-8-18

Hi Jeff,

Bugs. They used to drive me crazy. As an avid motorcycle rider in Alberta - land of the midnight sun - I have had to, in the past, stop every 100 miles or so to clean the bug guts off my full-face helmet. This year, I did a 600 mile round trip in the beautiful countryside, and never stopped once to clean off bug splatter. After a full season of riding (winter is coming) this year I can tell you that there is something wrong in bugville.

Whereas the moths used to be so plentiful that the street lights were dimmed by their omnipresence, these days you might see one or two. Bees- forget about them, too...you might be lucky to see one or two here and there. The swallows, finches, bluebirds are all nonexistent now. Lots of urban crows and land-locked gulls -scavengers that will eat anything- but no small bug eaters.

Whatever is causing this (I bet on Fukushima) I believe put us past the tipping point to the point of no return. I hope I am wrong, but fear I am right. I really miss bugs!

George


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