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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: "Marcus Buick" mbuick
Date: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:09 am ((PDT))
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On Saturday, July 19, 2014 5:13 PM, "vickipowys  [=
naturerecordists]" <> wrote:

That is really sad Sabyasachi, and a bit worrying too since most of us drin=
k tea.


On 19/07/2014, at 3:24 PM, Sabyasachi Patra  [nat=
urerecordists] wrote:

>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, frog=
s etc surviving these synthetic pesticide sprays. There was a time when I c=
ould drink water from the streams while wandering in the forests. Today the=
 waters of the streams are poisoned by pesticide sprays and synthetic ferti=
lisers leaching into it. We are poisoning ourselves. :(
>On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:03 PM, Rob Danielson=C2==C2=A0[na=
>>Have others in the upper midwest US noticed almost no insect singing this=
>>We had a very cold winter, a very slow fade-in spring and as yet no stret=
ches 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 not=
hing except a single cricket chirp for 2-4 seconds and maybe again in 15 mi=
>>Rob D.=C2=A0
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"While a picture is worth a thousand words, a
sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie Krause.

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