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Re: lack of insect singing in upper midwest of US

Subject: Re: lack of insect singing in upper midwest of US
From: "Sabyasachi Patra" indiawilds
Date: Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:24 pm ((PDT))
I have noticed such "silence" in the tea estates in Western Ghats of India,
where pesticide sprays are rampant. One can hardly find any insects, frogs
etc surviving these synthetic pesticide sprays. There was a time when I
could drink water from the streams while wandering in the forests. Today
the waters of the streams are poisoned by pesticide sprays and synthetic
fertilisers leaching into it. We are poisoning ourselves. :(

On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:03 PM, Rob Danielson 
[naturerecordists] <> wrote:

> Hi-
> Have others in the upper midwest US noticed almost no insect singing this
> summer?
> We had a very cold winter, a very slow fade-in spring and as yet no
> stretches of really warm days/nights.
> Could populations just be really low? I've seen only a few small crickets
> and small grasshoppers.
> Its very eerie to have the windows open at night in mid July and hear
> nothing except a single cricket chirp for 2-4 seconds and maybe again in =
> minutes,..
> Thanks
> Rob D.

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