Thursday, June 19, 2008
The Birds and the Bees
The populations of 20 common American birds--from the fence-sitting meadowlark to the whippoorwill with its haunting call--are half what they were 40 years ago, according to an analysis released Thursday. Suburban sprawl, climate change and other invasive species are largely to blame, said the study author.
This concerns me because not only do we need their beauty, but they are great for our gardens. They eat insects and just to know they are declining is a wake up call,,,some as much as 65 per cent,,,,along with the news that bees are declining,,,at the rate the bees are declining, they will gone by the year 2035. That means that our food crops will no longer be pollinated..sounds a lot like Rachel Carsons "Silent Spring" book coming true. Can you imagine a world without the sweet sounds of the birds in the Spring and Summer? A Silent Spring!