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Confirmation - Reports Of Bugs And Birds Nearly Gone Compi
Sun Jul 8, 2018 01:26

Confirmation - Reports Of
Bugs And Birds Nearly Gone

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Vanishing Life In Ontario, Canada
From Steve
In Millbrook, Ontario. Canada
I live in a small village an hour north east of Toronto. This summer, July 2018, there are very few butterflies and almost no monarchs. Used to see bats at dusk, but not any more. Turtles used to be a common occurrence in crossing roads, not any more. Honey bees, very few. I have cherrie trees and mulberry trees on my lot so they attract a lot of birds. But the bird diversity is down and there are fewer birds. Fewer worms in the ground, too. It must be a combination of GMOs as we have a lot of farms around us, chemtrail particulates coming down with the rain and in the air, and possibly Fukushima radiation. Jeff, I have been following you for about 20 years and take this opportunity to thank you for the education. Thank you, Steve

Huge Population Reductions Of Birds And Bugs In LA Area
From Steve
San Gabriel Valley, East Of LA
I've lived here since the early 1980s and have watched as local wildlife populations declined sharply. Mind that there has been essentially no new development here, or in our surrounding mountains, that might account for the drastic changes. In years past, Spring would bring swarms of June bugs to darken our windows and screen door at night, but now I haven't seen a single one in years. Same for large black beetles, almost thumb sized, that used to roam our sidewalks at night. Ditto for everything from caterpillars and moths to snails. And we used to have Argentine ants swarming constantly around trash cans, along driveways and in the garden. All gone... every.... last... one! The bird populations that are mainly bug eaters have consequently plummeted as well. While we still see seed eating birds like finches, mocking birds have had their numbers greatly reduced. They used to sing day and night, now there's just a few. Even after we had that wet winter the year before, there was no noticeable upward spike in our bug population afterwards.
Not sure of the cause, but I see it as a 'canary in the coal mine' for sure.

From Kurt Ruppert
June 21, 2018

I just want to pass this to Jeff. I’m living in a suburb of Atlanta, Ga. The insect population is way down. The light bulb over my front door attracts the same number of bugs that we use to see in the WINTER timer. The lake by my house once attracted a large population of bats, now, there are none. We have a year round population of ducks and geese on the lake. So far this year, we have had two female ducks produce at total of 5 babies between them. None of the geese have had any of their eggs hatch. There is a mother goose who always makes a nest in my yard. She actually buried her egg in the ground. I’ve never seen that. Also, we have wasps, yellow jackets, half sized bumble bees but absolutely no honey bees.
I bring up this subject with people and they look at me like I’ve grown another head.

Kurt Ruppert Marietta, Ga.

From Gene in Idaho
June 14, 2018
Subject: I just came back from vacation in Oregon. Here is my report.
I sent it to Oregon state on June 6 and am still waiting for a reply...

I tried to call Oregon State University earlier to hopefully speak to an Oceanographer about my recent trip to Seaside, Oregon.

Being from Honolulu and Northern California, I am very familiar with the Pacific Ocean and the masses of species it is a habitat for.

On a several day vacation trip to Seaside, Oregon, I was astonished to see no marine plants, nothing living at the high tide line and the complete lack of any mussels, oysters, plankton, starfish, crabs, sea lions, sea otters, and a hundred other things I can't think to name. Also it seems there is no more seaweed, kelp or other species of marine plants.

Can someone PLEASE enlighten this OLD Man?

It looked Biblical in size and nature to me. I am Astonished, Concerned and I find it beyond belief how barren the stretch beach is from Astoria, Oregon to almost Newport. All the roadside stops along the way, the beaches and places that used to have LIFE in ABUNDANCE were BARREN.

There was no birds to speak of and just a couple dozen seagulls were on the beach. There were no BUGS either. I looked for ANYTHING alive but only found a couple garden snails in the brush behind the hotel we stayed in. The only thing alive beside the people were the dogs at the hotel. Seriously, it was eerily silent. The only thing that appeared alive on the shoreline was some sort of THING. It was blue in color, round, a little bigger than a silver dollar and had a translucent ‘hood' it had raised. It was like a coin flipped up on end. There were 2 of them near the high tide line and the tide was out.

The tide line had 2 or 3 corpses of crabs about 4 inches across...just the shell tops. And maybe a dozen or so that were just 2 inches across.

If a man was hoping to fish and live off the ocean, he would DIE. Oh, and there were NO BOATS out…no fishing boats AT ALL

Gene - Idaho

From Michael Walsh
June 19, 2018
Subject: Bird and insect decline

Hi from Rochdale, Pennine Hills...UK

I’ve seen swallows on the same phone lines since I came here 16 yrs ago. August 2015 - 80 swallows on the lines, Aug 2016 - there were about 40 on the lines. This year, 2018, there are 4. There are no bugs on the front of the car, for years…and I live in the country, There are very few bees and wasps left.

From Edward Volek
June 19, 2018
Subject: Death of wildlife on the east coast of Florida

Dear Jeff,

When I moved to Florida in 2007, there was an abundance of insects and wildlife . Since 2011, that has all changed. There are longer millions of June Bugs, bees, spiders or other insects. Even
the wild life population has almost disappeared. Turtles, frogs, lizards and other species are no longer in the numbers that were here prior to 2011. May God have mercy on those who are responsible..

Ed Volek

From Henry Blair

Hi Jeff,

Just saw the (Alaska no bugs) story posted on your website and wanted to comment. I live in west central Wisconsin, only a few miles from the Minnesota boarder and less than a mile from a major wildlife preserve. In that past, June was the worst month of the year because of the massive amount of bugs - swarms of mosquitoes and gnats, lots of ticks, etc. But starting last year, they seemed to be far, far less. And this year, 2018, they are all but totally gone. On June 1st, I spent several hours outside without spraying any bug repellant or taking any other precaution. So far this year, I have not seen a single mosquito and only one very small tick. It is weird — very nice, actually — but weird all the same.


Hank Blair
From Fairbanks, AK
Hey Jeff! Alaska entire life. Have a knack for noticing things others do not. 2010 I began to realize that the bug populations were dramatically decreased to say the least.

I was for the next few years living and working in different locations outside of home town Fairbanks. In other words, locales that would certainly have a lot of bugs being that far from the city. Still very few bugs. Some say the mosquitoes are thick about 20 miles out but what they don't know is it used to be 10 times worse, easy.

Now it's June 2018, and wow, I am right in the middle of the town but I see only 1 mostquito and almost no birds…it's way off the map. Jeff, you are the only one I have seen who gets this. Nobody I ever have mentioned it to has a clue. They just dont see. Thanks for being there, Jeff. Keep up the good work. Sooner or later Jones, for example, is going to have to admit you were right about a lot of things all along. :)

From Sharon Armbrust
Subject Birds, bees, other insects

I live in south central Ohio in a rural community and I have also observed fewer birds and almost no insects. Porch lights at night usually attract moths and other flying insects. There are almost none. Trips in the car -- rarely a bug on the windshield. Few bees. I do flower gardening and see few bees of any kind. Fewer than last year.

Also rarely see wild rabbits, skunks, raccoons, groundhogs. For several years now, I have not seen turtles crossing the roadways. Years ago I rescued many, many turtles crossing busy roads, carrying them across the road in the direction in which they were traveling.

Squirrels seem to be doidng well.

I struggle with my energy level being low.

This is frightening.

From Kenneth Drescher
September 4, 2017

My wife made a recent trip back to West Newton, Pa to visit the kids and grandkids. She called me and said she has only seen two lightning bugs in three weeks. This was in June and July, 2017. Twenty years ago there were so many lightning bugs at night our kids would chase and catch them all the time. We live in Arizona now and there are no lightning bugs here. There is a lot of fracking going on all over that area now. The nights used to be alive with lightning bugs, crickets, katydids and tree toads. This really needs an investigation. We grew up with lightning bugs and it is a shame that’s kids of today and tomorrow may never see one.

From Kent Cook

Hi Jeff, the wife and I drove down to Silver Lake, Oregon this last Saturday and the whole front and windshield of the truck got covered with bugs. So, things are good in southeastern Oregon at least!

Kent Cook

From Melvin Bennett
Subject Bug Report From North Carolina

Hi Jeff,

Been listening to your show for about 15 years now I guess. You are a part of my daily ritual and thank you so much for all the information and wonderful informative guests you book on the show.

Now for the bug/bird report, and I've been asking people around the country I talk to; the very same question for the last several years. 'Where have all the bugs and birds gone?' Most have all said the same thing, a general decline in birds and bugs, where ever they live in the midwest like Wisconsin and Ohio, to the east in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Bird population came back a little this year from the previous 2 to 3 years of almost no birds at all. They use to be all over the place, flying between the condo buildings and all over the property here in Charlotte, NC. There were blue jays fighting with cardinals over turf, so to speak. No more.

We have several ponds on the property that attracted Canadian geese and ducks, and that population is way down as well. In fact, only 2 geese mated and produced 8 little ones, earlier in the summer. They must have moved on after their offspring grew big enough to fly. Because they disappeared. Also at night there would be dozens of frogs in these ponds, croaking away in the evening and night. That hardly exists anymore either.

Bees have not been around at all for several years. This summer and last. a distinct lack of mosquitoes (which is alright with me) and even the occasional pest of the housefly buzzing around the inside of your windows, did not occur even once this summer. Haven't seen a firefly this summer either, when there use to be dozens.

The only thing that seems to thrive around here, are hornets and wasps, since they are heartier insects than the honey bee. They must be protected somehow better than other flying pests. Not many spiders as well, only one had the nerve to build a web on my patio deck this summer. And lawn Rabbits can be seen in the evening and night, hard to tell whether their population is down or not, since they multiply pretty good.

So, it appears they are doing a good job of killing off, the lower forms of life from Coast to Coast. God knows what this means for the human race and life in general on Planet Earth.

Hope you are well !

Best Regards,

From: Terri
Subject: Mississippi

In August, its understood. Every August, my grandparents, and my parents would say, every time we’d go outside, “Be careful….yellow jackets are working.” From June til frost, it was our responsibility to avoid getting stung. If there was a nest right in your face, you had to address it, and the only option was lethal chemicals. If there was a nest right in your face, respect would shift from respect for nature to frantic self-preservation. If there was a nest right in your face, the last thing that would have occurred to you was that the day would come when you’d worry about what had happened to the wasps. This is the day.

I’ve watched all summer for the beginnings of nests in places I frequent. Places that have, for the 58 years I’ve been here, always had several. There’s only one on the farm that I suspect…in the back of the barn, and I’ve not laid eyes on a wasp all summer until today, when a red wasp flew near me….and I rejoiced.

One garden spider installed a nest, but she only lasted a week. When once there’d be 30 cardinals, dozens of chickadees and nuthatches, sparrows, finches, and a number of woodpeckers daily, now the numbers are maybe a third of that. The red squirrels no longer reach their full size. There are still bees, but their numbers are few. Since spring, at least 30 turtles have left the pond and died at about 100 ft. from the water. Mosquitoes are terrible, but there have been few days this summer without rain. Poison ivy and briars were growing at astronomical rates even in early spring. And, of course, everything has bloomed and matured 3 to four weeks early. I love knowing what others are experiencing. Is there any other site devoted to this kind of journaling?

Ginger Green
West central Mississippi

From: Andrew Brown
Subject: No Butterflies

I'm in Hampshire UK. The garden is like a dead zone. The butterfly shrub, has no thing on it. As a child, in the 1970's I remember same bush bristling alive with dozens of butterflies. This year, to start, there were none. Mid summer a few now and then. To be honest, now, the only place I see butterflies is on television. However, even these aren't real butterflies because it's an animated advert to sell more toxic plastic junk. In my opinion, as a BSC university graduate, the neonicitinoid farming chemicals have created a paradigm shift. Really done some deep down damage that has set the eco system into a death spiral.

From: Tom-Scott Gordon

Hello again, folks...

Spring and parts of early Summer brought waves of songbirds to central Arkansas. I haven't seen any lately except the big black crows and a few fat robins, typical of the number of survivors by season's end.

Insects were heavy at first, but levels have gone up and down. I got 8 tick bites around May-June, but not a single one since on the same wild food forest site. Butterflies are common, mosquitos too, in places. Oddly, the incident of knats & chigger bites has been quite random too. They are definitely moving through in small swarms.


From Deb Lozensky

Hello Jeff Rense,

Great show tonight! Thank-you for your great site and radio show! I listen every day.

I live in ND. There was a period last fall where I said to my husband "What happened to all the birds?" They just seemed to disappear overnight. But this summer, I have in my yard Sparrows, Robins, Doves, Blackbirds, Finches, etc. and lots of babies! We also have more bugs and mosquitos than I want! We are having a drought this year, so I give them fresh water every day and when I water my garden. They are all there looking for worms, especially the robins. Our skies are blue and I see very few chemtrails lately. Again, Love your work.

From Jason
Location - Yorkshire England


Hi Jeff

I can report a lack of bugs here in the north of England. I live in a lush green rural area with plenty of bird life, however very few bugs on the car windshield or radiator grill. We have local beekeepers, still plenty of bees buzzing around the garden, but the c

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