200A and 202 reproduction
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hikerduane
I noticed a big decline in butterflies hitting my gone wild flowers (Phlox)? and now the last couple weeks that my sunflowers are blooming, very few Bumblebees.  The small bugs that kill Bumblebees are also fewer on my sunflowers.  I usually squish the little parasites.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
I don’t grow flowers, but I have noticed that there haven’t been any bees causing anarchy by the pool.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

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”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Smudge
I've noticed fewer bees and butterflies early in the season. Even the perennial and wild flowers were slow getting started. But in late July they came back. last week, I saw a hummingbird by the Zinnias, which is unusual around here.
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts,
also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

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Majicwrench
We have swarms of bees....many different varieties too. They love our sunflower, and some blue flower thing that my wife calls by it's latin name I think.
 So much buzzing, it's almost too loud to hear my wife by the garden, which isn't always a bad thing.

Now toads.....for a few years you had to constantly watch underfoot you would be squishing the dang things, now am lucky to see two or three a year.
Keith
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Gunhippie
Neonicotinoids. A fairly new class of insecticides. Often micro-encapsulated, so bees bring it home with the pollen.

Banned over much of the EU.

Anecdotally, bird #s and diversity are way down here--I've been a birder, amateur and pro, for years. I don't keep logs, unfortunately, so can't back this up with solid data for my area. Breeding Bird Surveys across the county do confirm, 'though.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Deanofid
Some bumblebees here, but very few honey bees.  Lots of yellow jackets and bald faced hornets, and plenty of humming birds.  Butterflies seem plentiful, too.  Won't know about the little frogs we get here until it cools down a bit.  They seem do do most of their courtin' just before fall, and they make a lot of singing to do it.  Little guys, about the size of a quarter.
Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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Pancholoco1911
Plenty of honeybees, bumblebees and other bees here in my area this year. 
~Pancho~
👀 for BD lantern  7/85, 10/04, 5/11, 2/19
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Gunhippie
Hmm, Dean... lowest number of hornets and wasps here I've seen in many years--and I'm not complaining!

Amazing numbers of flies, though....
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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hikerduane
A neighbor a 1/4 mile away keeps bees, so plenty of bees on stuff.  A few more Bumblebees than even a week ago.
Have killed 5 today I think of those bugs that prey on Bumblebees and the like.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Chucker
We've had bumble bees, yellow jackets, honey bees, and Humming Birds along with the usual birds in lower Michigan. We like to watch the bats around sunset too. 
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
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Yosemite John
Plenty of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds here, but it's so smokey from all the fires they have to fly IFR!
A Happy Camper
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Bob1774
Plenty of honey bees, bumble bees, and butterflies here in the Midwest.  More than usual with the cool and wet August.  Hummingbirds empty my feeders about every other day, too.
Evidently the nicotine derivative pesticide Neonicotinoids, has been around since the 80's, in many different formats.  Uses nicotine like inhibitors  to diminish the memory and appetite of the bees and other insects.  EPA has banned many, but allows some.  Wonder what it does to humans?
Bob
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hikerduane
Good to hear others don't have a shortage.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Rhubarb
I've noticed a large amount of pollinators in our area this year.  Seems like last year we had a huge influx of painted lady butterflies, not so many this year.  

I will say that this was a great year for Mormon crickets.  Yuck.
[SMALL-RISING-SUN-RHUBARB]  - Andy
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liteitup
In Kansas, plenty of birds from sounds of them.
Have lots of clover in my yard. Have noticed the lack of honeybees and butterflies, they were here but seems to of disappeared completely.
Lee
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cptuap
My oregano patch attracts scads of bees every year.
Charlie  ICCC#1375
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hikerduane
Good smoky morning guys.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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