"I was just reading where over three-quarters of the UK’s resident and migrant butterfly species have declined in number and occurrence over the last 40 years. The reasons are not known but it is thought that habitat loss, climate change, and…"
"Regardless, of the root cause of this dismissal - the point has been made that Professional, Scientific Bean Spillers are not much appreciated/tolerated here. They will be dealt with accordingly. Surely if it turns out to be…"
"Thanks for the map link, Andrew! What we still don't know/have is the additional % of private sector land (and associated liters of glyphosate) that is contracted out and sprayed by the larger forest companies each year. I doubt…"
"That's a substantial increase by any means. I don't see an 'About Us' link on this site or any Administrator bio, so
am wondering, along the same lines, who owns this site and/or if it gets any government funding…"
"I don't know the full answer to that, but I do know that some private woodlot owners will contract out the bigger fish and to manage their cutting and reforestation for them. When this happens, glyphosate application is often a part of…"
"Okay, thanks Tony - I just signed it, as I'm sure most members who truly enjoy our diverse flora/fauna will also do. More for the birds & the bees than my family or myself, though. Specifically, I need to know what the short…"
"Thanks, Tony! You've certainly covered all the bases here in attempting to obtain
the most recent research and studies into the ramifications of applying this herbicide
so broadly on our lands and waters. Please…"
"Yes, that's what I am thinking. The provincial and federal government hire the best Drs, Scientists & Biologists in the country, but, at the end of the day, if they have the gag order in place on the more critical…"
"Lots still flying today, Friday the 13th, in County Kings. Most likely a personal record for myself and for this species, but undoubtedly not the end of these odes for this year - by any means. Both male & female:"
"Mandy Howe over on Bugguide was saying that 'L. triangularis wasn't included on a 2010 checklist of the spiders of Canada and Alaska, so there must not have been any specimens in museums at the time'. Quite possibly a…"
Thanks for taking those great pictures of the Northern Flicker. I spend a lot of time in the spring looking for nesting birds in my area of Moncton. I participate in "Project Nest Watch". You should do a nest card on these birds.