I am glad to hear that. I am also living on a dirt road with widely spaced neighbors. I’s just such a change from previous years, and I will ask my neighbors about use of insecticides on teir flower beds.

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From: Leslie Nulty
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019 9:00 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Where are all the insects?

At our place we have bumble bees and honey bees and plenty of deer flies!
We are at the end of a dirt road with only woods behind for 30 sq. miles.
Suburbs might be different.  Just check out all the garden poisons on offer
at your local hardware store.

On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 8:37 AM Hilke Breder <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Where are all the insects? I used to avoid sitting outside for my morning
> coffee because of wasps and flies. I haven't seen a wasps in months, no
> bumble bees either, just carpenter bees that are hollowing out one of our
> house beams from the underside. The dish with the grape jelly and sugar
> water,  still left standing for straggling orioles and other insects. No
> bees. No robins either that used to run on our lawn, stopping suddenly to
> listen for worms. I think local beekeepers have given up because of the
> colony collapse syndrome. But correct me if I am wrong. There is something
> pernicious in the environment that causes these disappearances.
> Hilke Breder
> Brattleboro
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Best regards,


Leslie Nulty
P.O. Box 1121
Jericho Center, VT 05465
home office: 802-899-4582
cell: 802-324-1496