Bugs and Birds Gone Reports – 06/17/2019

  • July 13, 2019 at 5:45 pm #3716

    Little To No Bugs Or Birds To Be Seen In Middle
    Illinois And All My Trees Are Dead Or Dying – This Is
    An Extinction Level Event, No Doubt Whatever

    From Jacob
    Just would like to add my bit about the 6th mass extinction. Mid-Illinois is mostly farms and farmlands…and no native prairie left in the wild. I will share what I have seen on my and family’s properties. As of today, over 50% of all the trees have died and the other half are dying. This is no joke. There are a few small to mid-size trees that look well but they are all under bigger and dead or dying trees . The tree leaves are burnt and falling off, especially if the wind blows hard. Mind you, this is occurring in early summer.as if it is October. Every day i can see more and more burnt and brown leaves on the ground.

    I Have only seen two (2) bees and no crickets, zero. There are very few grasshoppers and I have only seen one species of butterfly. Woodlouse and ear worms are on the rise but that could be because the Midwest spider population is also nearly gone.I can only find 5 species, total.

    The bird population from last year alone is down from hundreds of birds to about 20-30 birds, total, and most of them use our bird feeder. Can almost tell them apart because they are so few left. As for aquatic life in or around the ponds, There are few frogs, few turtles and no snakes at all. I am not a professional regarding the environment or wildlife but what I have seen with my own eyes in my 22 years of life – I can state that this IS an extinction level event.no question about it.

    Major Insect Decline In Manitoba
    From Gord
    Hello Jeff,

    I definitely noticed a major drop in insects in 2018 here in Brandon, Manitoba. I saw 3 dragonflies the entire summer when I normally see hundreds. The mosquitos were hardly noticeable which was very unusual. Butterflies were also less prevalent. I didn’t have many encounters with ticks, which is good for us not so good for them. There were still plenty of ants. I thought overall the insect count was down compared to 2017. It will be interesting to see what this summer is like but critters could appear later than normal as so far May has been much cooler than average.

    I’m sure the drop in insect numbers is a result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster as well as constant spraying in our skies from geoengineering. All those chemicals are raining down on everything, including us.
    Thanks for your efforts.
    Cheers, Gord

    Tremendous Loss Of Bugs And Birds In Georgetown, Texas
    From Chris

    Hello Mr. Rense,

    I’m afraid it appears true what others have reported about the birds and insects at the article here: https://rense.com/general96/birdsbugs.htm We live in Georgetown Texas, about 30 miles north of Austin. Our neighborhood is park-like, as are many in the area, having a large number of trees and isolated wooded areas. There are no chemical plants or other types of factories near by. Wind direction is predominantly from the south. Being a nature-loving person, for the past 18 years I’ve carefully observed the wildlife, birds and insects here. I will say that this past few months has been different than in the past, here is why:

    First, when I turn the outside light on at night, in the past there were swarms of nocturnal insects, and it was literally impossible to open the door without at least two of them getting inside. This year, there are essentially no insects at the light.

    Second, for the past 18 years I awoke to the sounds of tons of birds beginning to chirp prior to sunrise. Even last year, this concert would play. This year, it is eerily silent at sunrise. One can hear in the distance, a few birds, but their numbers are obviously very small.

    Moreover, I used to leave the back door wide open. There would be an occasional hornet or housefly that would make its way in. This year, I have literally seen, not a single housefly. This in itself is amazing.

    Further, there would always be a cricket that would make its way into the house, about one per week. This year, no crickets. Can’t even hear them at night. There are cicadas, but I can sense their numbers are much smaller, they used to “bug” the heck out of me, regularly. This year, I have not been annoyed a single time by their loud sounds.

    The mud dauber wasps numbers are way down also. In the past at any given time, one could observe within one minute, at least a dozen of them coming and going from our large garage.

    The loss of insects probably contributes to the birds not being around. Previously it was common to see a mockingbird chasing down and eating a grasshopper. Haven’t seen that once this year. Haven’t seen a single mockingbird.

    There was a next of hawks in the woods adjacent to us, for at least the past 10 years. They are gone now.

    We would regularly hear blue jays and other birds harassing an owl. This year, no owls either.

    I do observe however, everywhere I go, there is a heavy haze blanketing the earth, this is from the chemtrail spraying, it is evident. Our younger generation unfortunately does not have a memory of when the skies were clear. They do not know what the skies and landscape is supposed to look like. Right or wrong, in my mind, that is what has killed the insect life. This haze is everywhere. It is like a fog, hugging the landscape, even on 100 degree days of low humidity, when fog is meteorologically impossible.

    Best regards,
    Chris W
    Georgetown, Texas

    No Worms Of Snails In The Netherlands
    From Marcel
    Dear Jeff,

    Here a note from the Netherlands…

    When it rains there always used to be a lot of ‘rain worms’ and snails around, catching some moisture.
    Not anymore. No worms and no snails in sight over here.

    I wrote that to a website where you can send in your observations (but it came back) with the mark that (my email) was a ‘negative observation’ and I could not put that on their website.
    They just said they did not know of this. Never heard anything from them again.
    This is the website, which I like: https://waarneming.nl/. There is an English option, too.

    Kind regards,

    Loss Of Bugs And Birds In Savannah GA
    From George in Savannah

    I live in Savannah, GA on a barrier island amidst marshland that sees a daily inflow and outflow of salt water from the Atlantic and fresh water from local creeks and the Savannah river. I have a large hedgerow of Confederate jasmine flowering vines that is approximately 50 ft. long. Prior to a few years ago, when in full bloom, you couldn’t get near it because of the bugs beetles, flies, and bee varieties, some of which when they buzz you, you can’t help but duck or cower in fear. The jasmine smell is so fragrant and exotic that I‘d briefly stick my nose in the vines to gather-in the wonderful aroma but could only tolerate the bugs for a several seconds.

    Now, over the past couple of years I have noticed a marked insect decline. I observed this on my own. Aerial spraying for mosquitos has not been stepped up. There has been no takedown of the local forests, and no change or robbing of the protected marshland. Sadly, I expect again this year to be able to bury my face in the jasmine with my arms wide open, with only a few flies and hardly any bees to discourage me. Also the number of cardinals, very aggressive blue jays and woodpeckers are way down, and the big woodpeckers, the size of small ducks, I rarely see at all anymore.

    George from Savannah

    99% Bugs Gone In Costa Rica – Scary!
    From: Wanda

    I have been going to Costa Rica for 14 years. In the beginning, there were more bugs than you could imagine. From my house, I would always see huge wasp nests of various types, many were so large you could see them from over 100 meters distance. In the mornings, there would be many dead insects below the lights both inside and outside the house.

    This year they are almost completely absent. No nests, none of the very large black wasps, and none of the dead insects below the lights. From my perspective, I would estimate a 99% reduction in flying insects here. There are still scorpions and ants and cock roaches…but way way less flying insects. Scary!

    No Bugs, No NOTHING At Famed Mexico Resort
    From Kathryn

    We recently went to Mexico for a vacation – Feb 2 to Feb 9 – in Playa de Carmen. We stayed at a resort called Vadata.
    Plenty of lights at night and low lights for pathways. There were NO bugs at any light, no frogs, crickets, no tree frogs, no lizards, no fish in the water, no ants, no flies…nothing.
    Very creepy,
    Thank You
    Crow Singular

    From Mark Lawrence In SW New York

    You know I’m watching the birds Jeff. I’m now down to one local crow as there were 5 + that were in my immediate area for 15 years. They were always grouped or the stray one wasn’t far behind. My cats are chattering from inside at the lone crow which they never really did unless it was up close. Now they’re reacting to one across the street and fairly far back.

    I mention crows as they seem to be the heartiest bird out there in the winter here in So.Western New York. What’s to be made of the ones I no longer see or hear?

    There isn’t a bird I see that I don’t marvel at and watch. I’ve been doing so for the pastt 6-7 years…because I know where this is heading…just as you do.


    Cartoon About Disappearing Bugs On Windshields
    This Is A Massive Extinction Level Event

    Bugs And Such In North Florida
    From Mike in North Florida

    We still have plenty of bugs here. Matter of fact, we are seeing more cases of the West Nile Virus due to the mosquito population. I firmly believe that the core meltdowns in Japan have destroyed plenty of ecosystem life, especially on the western coast of the USA. We still have radiation in the ground from the earliest nuke bomb tests.

    We should soon be able to minimize harmful radiation with the improvement of nano-tech.
    Here’s hoping.

    NYT Magazine – The Bug And Bird Apocalypse
    The Coming Biological Annihilation Of The Planet?

    Ladybugs Missing In Northeast
    From Peter M

    I live in the Northeast part of the U.S. This fall for the first time ever, no lady bugs trying to get into my apartment. In the past the bottom of my window for about two inches up would be crowded in Ladybugs. Just to let you know. Peter.

    Oregon – Mid-Willamette Valley Bugs and Birds
    From Mark A.
    Hello Jeff,
    We seem to have plenty of Yellow jackets and Honey bees but no Bumble bees here between Albany and Eugene. Bugs, flies and gnats are everywhere. I don’t see many mosquitoes anymore though. Lots of birds including Hawks and even a few Eagles. The only thing different now is the Raccoons have disappeared. They used to be everywhere out here and now they are gone, For the last 20 years Ive seen Raccoons almost daily and now I haven’t seen them at all in 2-3 years. Very strange. Not many Bats like there used to be. Maybe thats why there are still so many bugs. We also seem to have a big population of Coyote’s now that we didn’t used to have. Things do seem out of whack.

    Best Regards
    Mark A.

    No Good Bugs Left In Upper Peninsula Of Michigan
    From: Jodi W

    I live in the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan (The Peninsula Between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan). We have almost no bugs. Lets start with Spiders…. I have always had a couple of dozen large spiders with large webs on my home. I never removed them because I enjoyed watching them so much. There webs would be full of all types of bugs. This year I had 1 Spider on my home and she did not even last for a couple of weeks. There are no bugs for spiders to catch in their webs.

    It used to be that if you had an outside light on in the evening it would attract hundreds of insects and moths. Now nothing but mosquitos. In the evenings you would see a lot of fireflies. The past 2 years none.

    This year when the June Bugs came up I only saw half a dozen. Usually there is dozens and dozens around the house. Earthworms too! Not many of those left either and I have wondered if that is because our ground has been so saturated from the abnormal heavy rainfalls. I used to have birds feasting in my big backyard on worms. Even cranes would be back there eating the worms.

    The birds that rely on the insects are nowhere to be found. Except the woodpeckers which I believe are struggling as they are working harder than ever to get bugs from the trees. If it wasn’t for the seed and meat eaters there would be no birds around.

    Only a handful of Bumble Bees! I only saw 2 grasshoppers and usually there is so many of them it is annoying. I can’t remember seeing any crickets or hearing them. Typically we see a lot of types of moths, not this year…. none!

    I never saw 1 bat this year. They eat bugs so they would starve here now.

    I miss the insects I enjoyed the insects. I miss the birds that eat the insects. This is a real serious issue and nobody is talking about it.

    The bugs that I did see Mosquitos, NoSeeums, and Rose Chafers in the thousands!

    Why? Radiation, Pesticides, Frequencies and excessive abnormal rainfalls are the major causes of this. I think!

    Ottawa, Canada – Very Few Insects Left
    From: Ingrid
    Hello Jeff

    I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and have seen very few bugs this year. Few spiders, fewer butterflies, no monarchs or June bugs. Few bees, and mayflies.

    Dragonflies are. okay though there are fewer ants, grasshoppers and birds.

    We have noticed a clear reduction of insects every year since 3/11 (Fukushima).

    Not As Many Bugs In Nova Scotia
    From Greg S.
    Hey, Jeff,
    There are just not many bugs here as there should be these days
    Normally, when driving your car for a few hours, the wind screen and front grill are full of dead insects.

    Hardly anything these days to wash off
    Greg Salter

    Stark Absence Of Wildlife On The West Coast
    …And Now The Same Story On The East Coast
    From Edward W.

    Jeff, I’m responding to the story about the absence of wildlife on the West Coast, et al.

    I live in a suburb of a medium city in eastern Tennessee. I’ve been gardening for about 8 years in my backyard using raised beds, containers and a greenhouse. I’ve always had to fight insects, both those trying to eat my veggies or the ones trying to get into the house when I open the back door. I even had to install a screen curtain on the door going out to the garden about four years ago.

    This year, things are REALLY weird. I never get bitten by mosquitoes anymore (I am fair skinned of English-Dutch ancestry) and they used to love me. Not now. They simply no longer exist in my back yard.
    Every year, I’ve fought with white nat-like things that eat my veggies leaves from underneath. Not this year. In the past, we’ve had to put netting around the tomato plants to thwart small attacking birds. This year, there are just no birds to be seen in the garden. Perhaps it’s because the tomatoes are less than 10% of their usual size. The cabbage is tiny (worms aren’t even interested or present), and my squash plants are burned…except those in the greenhouse that has a sun screen over it.

    Perhaps, even stranger still, is the fact that even my hot peppers, usually very resilient, are producing less than 20% of their usual output…despite the same care and locations we always provide. Something is badly wrong. –EW

    Even The Earthworms Seem To Be In Decline
    (Radiation Goes Into The Soil, Too)
    From Michael B.

    One thing that my wife and I have noticed is the steep decline in the number of earthworms after a rainfall. It used to be, we would see fat, healthy earthworms and in good numbers. After a rainstorm today, we see very few … and the ones we do see are skinny and sickly looking.

    Traveling The Western US…Very Few Insects Encountered
    From Larry W.

    My wife and I took a trip from Medford, OR to Oklahoma in July . We left on the ninth of July and went over 140 to Klamath Falls to Lakeview. We then headed due east past Plush across the desert to Winnemuca, NV. From there to Salt Lake City up to Colorado and to Kansas. We traveled over twelve hundred miles before I first had to clean the windshield! The bugs were almost NON-EXISTENT.
    We did find some bugs in Oklahoma but still nothing like in the past.

    On the trip home up through South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana, I cleaned the windows about three times during the entire trip back to Oregon…and this was in the dead of summer. Even going through some wetlands, we found almost no bugs on the windshield. In some stretches, we’d travels hundred of miles without a single bug splat on the windshield.

    No Bugs In Florida!
    From Dhan Eshwara
    Hi Jeff,

    When I first moved to Florida in 1970 to go to graduate school at UF, the ‘love bugs’ were so thick you couldn’t drive 50 miles before you literally couldn’t see out of your windshield. Well, yes, they were a nuisance and maybe some smart guy at the University with a killer instinct figured out how to get rid of them. Problem is they got rid of ALL the bugs at the same time, and almost all of the birds. Flocks are so small you can count them – hardly a dozen.

    I was away from Florida for many years, returned this year to the Gainesville area (North Florida). While driving at night, hardly 1 or 2 bugs will splatter on the windshield. Something is very, very wrong. Is it the WiFi? And they say that 5G is going to be so much worse for all living things. This madness has got to stop. Are we killing the world to have the convenience of ubiquitous or wireless internet? That’s insane. Better we go back to the Stone Age than to destroy the world.

    Keep up the good work you do,

    Ed Note – This is primarily do to the Fukushima Radiation ELE which has spread ALL OVER the Northern Hemisphere and the world.

    Alberta, Canada – Bike Rider Reports Massive Loss Of Bugs
    From George Webster
    Hi Jeff,

    Bugs. They used to drive me crazy. As an avid motorcycle rider in Alberta – land of the midnight sun – I have had to, in the past, stop every 100 miles or so to clean the bug guts off my full-face helmet. This year, I did a 600 mile round trip in the beautiful countryside, and never stopped once to clean off bug splatter. After a full season of riding (winter is coming) this year I can tell you that there is something wrong in bugville.

    Whereas the moths used to be so plentiful that the street lights were dimmed by their omnipresence, these days you might see one or two. Bees – forget about them, too…you might be lucky to see one or two here and there. The swallows, finches, bluebirds are all nonexistent now. Lots of urban crows and land-locked gulls – scavengers that will eat anything – but no small bug eaters.

    Whatever is causing this (I bet on Fukushima) I believe put us past the tipping point to the point of no return. I hope I am wrong, but fear I am right. I really miss bugs!

    CO – Almost No Bugs Whatsoever
    From Shaun Pearman

    We have lived 18 years by a little lake in Arvada, Colorado, which is a suburb in the Denver metro area. When we first moved here, we could not open our back patio door in the summer or the kitchen would be loaded with bugs. We had to actually run a bug light inside our house at night because we were overwhelmed just opening any door going in or out.

    There was only a short time in late spring early summer this year that there were any bugs even coming in, and even then there were not many. The rest of the summer has been almost no bugs whatsoever. We also used to be awakened by birds in the trees in the mornings who would be singing very loudly. Now we rarely hear any birds at all.

    WA – Too Many Deer, Too Many Bugs
    From James Boyd

    I live up in the mountains outside of Sequim Wash. I’m about 1200 feet above sea level. We have a lot of bugs and a lot of birds. I don’t see anything different than I saw years ago. Luv ya Man. Too many deer and too many bugs.

    Update On Crickets And Wasps In San Gabriel LA
    From Charles Funaro
    Hi Jeff,

    This is an update from my July 10, 2018, report. Since then, we have seen a few crickets but not the numbers seen in previous years. The green parrots have returned, also fewer in number. I found two mud-dauber wasp nests but I have not seen any wasps. Brown widow spider webs are also evident but I do not see the spiders perched and ready to pounce. Our reflecting pond did develop a healthy population of mosquito larvae (which were summarily dispatched) – still have not seen any flying mosquitoes, and only a few houseflies. Still no sign of tomato hornworm. A few dragonflies are also around, not as many as in prior years.

    In summary, the insect populations in our yard continue to be substantially reduced. Friends who live a few miles away in the Pomona Valley report abundant mosquitoes; thus, whatever is causing the reduction in our neighborhood may be localized.

    Adirondack Bug Report
    From John

    Twenty years ago, a trip through the Adirondacks of New York would leave your vehicle covered in bugs. I would need to scrub the windshield at least twice on the trip. It’s not like that any more. They don’t cover the windshield. They don’t cover the bumpers and grille. I will have less than ten bug splats for the entire trip. Sometimes, there are none. Blackflies used to eat us alive when backpacking. Now there’s almost none. The bugs are gone. How long until everything on up the food chain disappears as well?

    Willamette Valley, OR Die-Off
    From Dean

    In the mid Willamette Valley, I have a raspberry patch. There are some bumble and honey bees on the raspberry blossoms. Very few small birds now using the bird bath, unlike earlier this Spring. Some scrub jays and stellar jays still around. Much fewer swallows than last year. Drove to the coast, very few insects on windshield. Noticed that the tops of fir & evergreen trees around town are dead. A combination of lack of rain, radiation and other factors most likely stressing the trees.

    Topographical locations, rain or lack of rain, wind patterns and lots of trees or little flora may account for those areas with die-off and some areas with less effect. GeoEngineering (chemtrails) putting nano particles of aluminum into the environment incorporating into the flora and fauna, as well as a fire accelerant, is making forest fires much, much hotter. Many are arson-caused.

    The superstructure of America as designed by the founding fathers via the US Constitution is being dismantled piece by piece. Rense.com has covered quite well this ongoing process of destroying the American Republic and its people. When the White race in America becomes the minority in the nest 30 years, they will receive the South Africa treatment. It was not hard to see that when SA was turned over to the commie Black ANC government, under pressure from the libtards in Britain and the US, that another nail into the coffin of Western Civilization was hammered in.
    Thank you, Jeff

    Insects And Animals Gone In Auburndale, MA
    From John
    Jeff –

    I live along the Charles River in Auburndale, Massachusetts. Every spring we would get INVADED by black carpenter ants by the hundreds. This year – not one.

    Every year at the beginning of Summer, I go underneath the deck to get some portable fencing. I loathed this task as I need to clear cobwebs and spider webs (and spiders) away. None this year. My wife recently said “Isn’t it odd that we’ve seen no spiders this year”.

    There are no Mayflies on the screen door. No bees in our garden. No moths around our back porch spotlight. Very, very few mosquitoes – and we live off a fowl meadow along the river! We used to see swifts every evening from civil twilight to the beginning of astronomical twilight dive after bugs. They are gone. Just over the past few days we’ve heard crickets and cicadas, but other than that it’s been eerily silent.

    In regard to animals, I’ve yet to smell a skunk this year. I haven’t seen a raccoon in a few years, and there is an abundance of chipmunks, almost out-of-place, who seem to be enjoying a predator-free environment. Strange and very sad.

    Keep up the great work. You are one of the few I can trust and believe.

    Oregon Coast Nearly Devoid Of Animal Life
    From Greg Barnes
    Hi Jeff…

    During our trip through Oregon…
    The Fernridge Wildlife Area, normally teaming with life, was virtually devoid of animal life.
    We counted approximately 20 ducks…that was it! The heartbreak of this trip was our visit to beautiful Yachats, OR just north of where we lived in the U.S. There was zero life in the tide pools we inspected. A wet handkerchief moment for us both.

    Having been blessed with, and still having 20/20 vision and a falconer since 15, I notice any bird of prey.
    In the 2500 miles we traveled in Oregon, we counted one (1) Sparrow Hawk. On an average two-hour round trip for years, from the coast to Eugene every week, we could usually count over a hundred Redtailed, Sparrow, Red-shouldered and a few Cooper’s hawks. And during our entire visit, our car had a total of 8 windshield bug strikes.

    Strange Things Along The Washington Coast
    From Curtis

    This story repeats over and over here on the Washington Coast. In a typical year we have loads of birds out in our yard every morning but in the last 3 years they have all but vanished. We could sit outside in the evening and watch the martins flying around by the dozens, catching insects. This year, I see a few and that is all. The swallows have also thinned out to almost nothing. They usually leave around the same time each year, but the last two years, they have left very early and this year, they are almost all gone. The bugs I don’t miss, but they are thinning out. I also wonder if the Orca’s diminished birth rates and the fact that a pod has had zero successful births since 2015 have something to do with the accident.

    We as a nation and a planet need to face the fact that all of this is like giant warning light, flashing in our face.

    Is it too late for us? At this point, I think we are pretty much done.

    Best Regards,

    Wildlife Extinction Catastrophe In The Florida Everglades
    The Fukushima ELE Continues To Wipe Out Life
    From Scott

    Have spent a good deal of time down in the Everglades of Florida. We are now having red and blue tides with thousands of dead fish and manatees washing up around here, too.

    The Everglades, once loaded with wildlife, has virtually NONE now where we visit. Not one squirrel, not one bird, no raccoons…NOTHING.

    The Department of Fish and Wildlife doesn’t know what to make of it.

    Scott Berlin – No Birds, Insects, Flies, Mosquitos Or Moths

    Southeast Ohio…A Small Exception
    From Stewart Lewis
    Hi Jeff…

    Bugs here are back to normal levels. Honeybees have actually rebounded over the past few years (this being the best), we’ve had fireflies come back, tons of butterflies (I have had several actually land on my fingers and photos of one small one), biting flies have been horrible. Other pests such as the Mexican bean beetle have been very bad and some aphids in addition to tons of hornworms (had to resort to BT spray). We also have close to the usual cricket noise at night, but I’d say just slightly lower in volume. Overall the bird population is back to normal. Deer and turkey populations very high and many other animals much better than previous years. Snapping turtle, toad, and other aquatic life decent to very good.

    As for the weather we had an unusual amount of cold days that extended well up into the end of April and even had snow then. Highly unusual. Then in May we had abnormally hot weather up in the 80s! The heat now (ca. 80-93 F) is not uncommon and many years past during these “dog days of August” it would go up to 100 F frequently.

    My overall observation is that this area is not affected as dramatically as others. I have noticed less bug deposits on the car; however, I have also been driving far less miles. I should hope that other pockets are not as adversely affected as the West Coast seems to be.

    It would be of value to track and map these records. In a number of radio shows you have pointed out that the trend is a decline in most areas but that some places have either normal levels or rebounding levels. By tracking these geographically, a valuable picture might emerge.

    From Sabrina
    Hi Dear Reader,

    When I googled ‘no birds, no insects, no flies, no mosquitos, no moths’, I landed on your site https://rense.com/general96/birdsbugs.htm and saw where you ask for Confirmation – Reports Of Bugs And Birds Nearly Gone.

    I live in Berlin, next to a few big trees. My windows are open, It’s summer. It has never, ever – in recorded history – been as hot as it has been these days… 35°-36°C (95°-97° Fahrenheit). There are NO birds, no insects, no flies, no mosquitos, no moths. There is just SILENCE. I could never ever have the windows open at night because too many insects would fly in. Not this year. I am witnessing a BIIIIG catastrophe…

    North Carolina 2300-2700 Feet
    From Bob
    Western North Carolina Mountains
    Hi Jeff,

    I spend summers in the mountains of Western North Carolina, elevation 2300 ft to 2700 ft.

    Last summer we noticed that there were fewer birds than normal, but this summer there are plenty of birds of varied species: cardinals, pileated woodpeckers, goldfinches, redbellied woodpeckers, nuthatches, twohees, bluebirds, titmice, mourning doves, crows, robins, hummingbirds, swallows, thrushes, wrens and warblers. Their numbers are not huge, but we see or hear each of these species on or near our heavily-treed lot almost every day, as opposed to last year, when their numbers were noticeably smaller. (No, we don’t have bird feeders; they attract not just birds but raccoons, which are a nuisance, and bears, which are dangerous.)

    As for bugs, this year there seem to be fewer mosquitoes, no-see-ums, and biting flies (hooray!). I especially notice these because I get big welts when bitten and do everything to avoid these devils–not so much need to avoid them this year because there simply aren’t as many of them. Wasps and bees are fewer than last summer. As for more agreeable bug species, there were noticeably fewer lightning bugs this summer than last summer but numbers of butterflies are at or slighly below normal this summer.

    For several years we have had a bat (maybe more than one) living under our upper deck and, based on the number of bat droppings, he/she/they are catching enough insects to survive. Our largest mammals, black bears, are breeding OK, with new cubs every year. Rabbits have an up and down cycle, as do foxes; rabbits are plentiful now and foxes are scarce, so it would be expected to take a few years for the cycle to reverse in favor of more foxes.

    While it is plausible that radiation from Fukushima could be adversely affecting sea life (both flora and fauna) in the Pacific Ocean, it is hard to imagine that Fukushima radiation is impacting the flora and fauna of inland America 2 or 3 thousand miles from the West Coast. On the other hand, anecdotal comments like those assembled here can serve a useful function by identifying concerns and areas where more thorough and scientific investigation is warranted.
    Bob – Western North Carolina Mountains

    No Bugs Around Indiana House Yard Light At Night
    From John Clark

    In central Indiana, I have not seen one mosquito this year. Very strange. Also no crickets and very few toads and no frogs. And when it rains hard, I normally see many earthworms on the driveway and sidewalk…but this year NONE! Crap. We still have flies but not nearly as many as we normally have.

    This is where I live. I hear a a few crickets but there are NO BUGS attracted to my outdoor light and now that I think about it, there are very few moths. THIS IS NOT NORMAL. There is not ONE bug flying around my light tonight. See below…

    No bugs!

    Bug Disappearance In Minnesota
    From Gary Bergerson

    Northern Minnesota has long been noted for bugs that take your blood or can bite in such a manner as to cause victims to scream aloud. June and July driving used to require windshield cleaning frequently.

    None of this is the case anymore…much like Dana Durnford has described. Something else that has disappeared totally are the bug screens that were mounted on the hoods of high-end pickups, often with a catchy phrase printed on them.

    I can’t remember the last time I saw one…it has been a long time.

    Crickets, Wasps Are Gone From San Gabriel Valley
    Suburb East Of Los Angeles
    From Charles Funaro
    (My thanks to Charles Funaro and so many others who are helping to document and catalog the expanding extinction level event tied to Fukushima Radiation)
    Hi Jeff,
    Reports from readers in other areas started me thinking about which insects have recently declined in the San Gabriel Valley (a suburb of Los Angeles). Crickets and wasps (both mud dauber and paper) and brown widow spiders immediately come to mind.
    I am not sure when I last saw a cricket or a wasp or brown widow spider at our home, but all were abundant when I began spending time in this area six years ago (followed by marriage and consolidating households in 2017). The crickets in particular were evident as they hopped about in their hundreds, to the point that we dared not leave a door open for even a minute because some random cricket would seize the opportunity to join us inside.
    I should add the curious absence of mosquitoes and horned caterpillars (i.e. white tomato moth) and dragonflies, although those might be a cyclical population variation. This July 4 we sat in the same place as in 2016 and 2017 to watch a fireworks display and there was not a single mosquito to be seen, as compared with previous years when almost everyone sustained bites despite the customary precautions.
    Another conspicuously-absent pest is the housefly. So far, zero houseflies this year. With no houseflies, mosquitoes and crickets, we could (but we don’t) leave our doors open without fear of insect invaders. It is easy to infer that the decline of crickets and caterpillars and flies would cause a corresponding decline in the wasps and spiders who prey on the others.
    We still have black Argentine ants aplenty — the recent heat wave caused them to invade the house and we have been battling them with non-toxic agents such as white vinegar and diatomaceous earth. Our efforts at avoiding pesticides do pay off in a yard frequented by birds and butterflies. But that brings to mind another missing member of our local ecology — the green conyer. It is a type of parrot, not native to SoCal but a large established population, renowned for their irritatingly-raspy and penetrating call. A flock of dozens had noisily roosted in a tree about 300 feet west of our house, but they have virtually disappeared during the past year.
    With a little more thought, I could probably identify more MIA species, but this is enough for now.
    Charles Funaro
    Attorney at Law

    Shocking Cape Cod Bug Report 2018
    From Tabor Johnson
    Hi Jeff,
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts…the horse-fly, deer-fly, green-head, no-see-um capitol of the world…until now. The men’s changing room at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham has always been a fly horror show nightmare beyond any description. I’ve been coming here over 40 summers now, and memories of the flies there, at Herring Pond, on First Encounter beach around sunset, and of no-see-um’s coming in THROUGH the window screens at night are tattooed on my DNA.
    I have not seen a single fly in that changing room so far this summer. Writing that made me cry, Jeff. Not a single green-head bite at the pond. Not one. My parents and I watched a rare chemical-free sunset last night at the bay and I received only a few tiny no-see-um bites.
    Enjoy the sunset,
    Eastham, MA

    Deathly Silence In Ontario, Canada
    From Steve

    Hi Jeff – Steve from Millbrook, Ontario. Yesterday, just after dusk I asked my wife to come out on a gazebo overlooking the yard. I asked her, “what do you notice”? She didn’t know what she was supposed to focus on. I said ‘Listen’. After a few moments, she said, ‘There’s not a single cricket, frog or cicada!’

    Later in the evening she stood at a balcony overlooking the yard. Again…silence. We used to have a cacophony of sounds of nature from dusk til two or three in the morning. Now it is all silent…all night long. I thought…if the insects and frogs are dead, what about the micro organisms in the soil? They must be dead, too.

    Without the micro organisms, what is there to break down the soil and rocks, making the minerals bioavailable to plants? If one picks up bioactive soil with both hands, there are normally 6 billion micro-organisms in that soil. If the soil is dead, it is sterile. What is feeding the plants that are feeding us? We are in trouble, Jeff. Thank you for opening up our eyes and ears to the vanishing world around us. It is getting scary.

    Bad News From Ireland
    From Von Moss

    Hi Jeff – I live in Wexford, Ireland in a very rural area. We usually have hoards of swallows and house martins all round the house. This year, i have counted 8 pairs.The car windscreen is usually covered in bugs, but again, this year, I have hardly had to clean it. Also there are no bats.

    Flies, Bugs, Birds Missing In South Carolina
    From Upstate South Carolina
    Hi Jeff & Rense Readers,
    Even though upstate South Carolina has had above average rainfall this year, there is an absolute lack of mosquitoes that should be abundant. Being a gardener, and wildlife aficionado, a bucket of water is left filled outside for the birds, bees, and wildlife to quench their thirst. In past years, inevitably a harvest of mosquito larvae would appear within several days, along with frog or toad eggs that would be kept alive in the water until they finally metamorphosized in the fall as either toads or frogs.

    This year, 2018, not only have no mosquito wrigglers (larvae) appeared in standing buckets of water but one can sit outside in the early morning or late evening, and not suffer even one mosquito bite. This is quite odd and unusual.

    There are no flies. Normally summer brings houseflies, and horseflies (the kind that bite you). Only one housefly has been observed this entire year, and that observation is what started the brain ticking to go ahead and write in to you guys.

    Only two swallowtail butterflies have been seen this year, and so far, no cabbage moths which are usually present in high numbers.

    What are present in much overabundance are yellowjackets and wasps. There are fewer honeybees present than last year although that could be ascribed to the week of 20 degree weather that occurred in upstate SC in the winter.

    No bluejays have been seen this year. Only a few robins appeared in the Spring and have not been seen since. The red-headed sparrows, and common sparrows appear quite frequently at the feeders. There are 2 families of redbirds, one lone hummingbird, and several mourning doves.

    For all of your readers, Bee Balm (shades of red, and purple) and ‘Mexican’ Petunia (member of the mint family) are hardy perennials that will help provide nectar and pollen for hummingbirds and bees.

    …A Reader from upstate South Carolina

    Vanishing Life In Ontario, Canada
    From Steve
    In Millbrook, Ontario. Canada

    I live in a small village an hour north east of Toronto. This summer, July 2018, there are very few butterflies and almost no monarchs. Used to see bats at dusk, but not any more. Turtles used to be a common occurrence in crossing roads, not any more. Honey bees, very few. I have cherrie trees and mulberry trees on my lot so they attract a lot of birds. But the bird diversity is down and there are fewer birds. Fewer worms in the ground, too. It must be a combination of GMOs as we have a lot of farms around us, chemtrail particulates coming down with the rain and in the air, and possibly Fukushima radiation.

    Jeff, I have been following you for about 20 years and take this opportunity to thank you for the education.

    Thank you, Steve

    Huge Population Reductions Of Birds And Bugs In LA Area
    From Steve
    San Gabriel Valley, East Of LA

    I’ve lived here since the early 1980s and have watched as local wildlife populations declined sharply. Mind that there has been essentially no new development here, or in our surrounding mountains, that might account for the drastic changes.

    In years past, Spring would bring swarms of June bugs to darken our windows and screen door at night, but now I haven’t seen a single one in years. Same for large black beetles, almost thumb sized, that used to roam our sidewalks at night. Ditto for everything from caterpillars and moths to snails. And we used to have Argentine ants swarming constantly around trash cans, along driveways and in the garden. All gone… every…. last… one!

    The bird populations that are mainly bug eaters have consequently plummeted as well. While we still see seed eating birds like finches, mocking birds have had their numbers greatly reduced. They used to sing day and night, now there’s just a few. Even after we had that wet winter the year before, there was no noticeable upward spike in our bug population afterwards.

    Not sure of the cause, but I see it as a ‘canary in the coal mine’ for sure.

    From Kurt Ruppert
    June 21, 2018

    I just want to pass this to Jeff. I’m living in a suburb of Atlanta, Ga. The insect population is way down. The light bulb over my front door attracts the same number of bugs that we use to see in the WINTER timer. The lake by my house once attracted a large population of bats, now, there are none. We have a year round population of ducks and geese on the lake. So far this year, we have had two female ducks produce at total of 5 babies between them. None of the geese have had any of their eggs hatch. There is a mother goose who always makes a nest in my yard. She actually buried her egg in the ground. I’ve never seen that. Also, we have wasps, yellow jackets, half sized bumble bees but absolutely no honey bees.
    I bring up this subject with people and they look at me like I’ve grown another head.

    Kurt Ruppert Marietta, Ga.

    From Gene in Idaho
    June 14, 2018

    Subject: I just came back from vacation in Oregon. Here is my report.
    I sent it to Oregon state on June 6 and am still waiting for a reply…

    I tried to call Oregon State University earlier to hopefully speak to an Oceanographer about my recent trip to Seaside, Oregon.

    Being from Honolulu and Northern California, I am very familiar with the Pacific Ocean and the masses of species it is a habitat for.
    On a several day vacation trip to Seaside, Oregon, I was astonished to see no marine plants, nothing living at the high tide line and the complete lack of any mussels, oysters, plankton, starfish, crabs, sea lions, sea otters, and a hundred other things I can’t think to name. Also it seems there is no more seaweed, kelp or other species of marine plants.

    Can someone PLEASE enlighten this OLD Man?
    It looked Biblical in size and nature to me. I am Astonished, Concerned and I find it beyond belief how barren the stretch beach is from Astoria, Oregon to almost Newport. All the roadside stops along the way, the beaches and places that used to have LIFE in ABUNDANCE were BARREN.
    There was no birds to speak of and just a couple dozen seagulls were on the beach. There were no BUGS either. I looked for ANYTHING alive but only found a couple garden snails in the brush behind the hotel we stayed in. The only thing alive beside the people were the dogs at the hotel. Seriously, it was eerily silent. The only thing that appeared alive on the shoreline was some sort of THING. It was blue in color, round, a little bigger than a silver dollar and had a translucent ‘hood’ it had raised. It was like a coin flipped up on end. There were 2 of them near the high tide line and the tide was out.

    The tide line had 2 or 3 corpses of crabs about 4 inches across…just the shell tops. And maybe a dozen or so that were just 2 inches across.

    If a man was hoping to fish and live off the ocean, he would DIE. Oh, and there were NO BOATS out…no fishing boats AT ALL

    Gene – Idaho

    From Michael Walsh
    June 19, 2018
    Subject: Bird and insect decline
    Hi from Rochdale, Pennine Hills…UK
    I’ve seen swallows on the same phone lines since I came here 16 yrs ago. August 2015 – 80 swallows on the lines, Aug 2016 – there were about 40 on the lines. This year, 2018, there are 4. There are no bugs on the front of the car, for years…and I live in the country, There are very few bees and wasps left.

    From Edward Volek
    June 19, 2018
    Subject: Death of wildlife on the east coast of Florida
    Dear Jeff,
    When I moved to Florida in 2007, there was an abundance of insects and wildlife . Since 2011, that has all changed. There are longer millions of June Bugs, bees, spiders or other insects. Even
    the wild life population has almost disappeared. Turtles, frogs, lizards and other species are no longer in the numbers that were here prior to 2011. May God have mercy on those who are responsible..

    Ed Volek

    From Henry Blair
    Hi Jeff,

    Just saw the (Alaska no bugs) story posted on your website and wanted to comment. I live in west central Wisconsin, only a few miles from the Minnesota boarder and less than a mile from a major wildlife preserve. In that past, June was the worst month of the year because of the massive amount of bugs – swarms of mosquitoes and gnats, lots of ticks, etc. But starting last year, they seemed to be far, far less. And this year, 2018, they are all but totally gone. On June 1st, I spent several hours outside without spraying any bug repellant or taking any other precaution. So far this year, I have not seen a single mosquito and only one very small tick. It is weird — very nice, actually — but weird all the same.
    Hank Blair

    From Fairbanks, AK
    Hey Jeff! 67…in Alaska entire life. Have a knack for noticing things others do not. 2010 I began to realize that the bug populations were dramatically decreased to say the least.
    I was for the next few years living and working in different locations outside of home town Fairbanks. In other words, locales that would certainly have a lot of bugs being that far from the city. Still very few bugs. Some say the mosquitoes are thick about 20 miles out but what they don’t know is it used to be 10 times worse, easy.
    Now it’s June 2018, and wow, I am right in the middle of the town but I see only 1 mostquito and almost no birds…it’s way off the map. Jeff, you are the only one I have seen who gets this. Nobody I ever have mentioned it to has a clue. They just dont see. Thanks for being there, Jeff. Keep up the good work. Sooner or later Jones, for example, is going to have to admit you were right about a lot of things all along. 🙂

    From Sharon Armbrust
    Subject Birds, bees, other insects

    I live in south central Ohio in a rural community and I have also observed fewer birds and almost no insects. Porch lights at night usually attract moths and other flying insects. There are almost none. Trips in the car — rarely a bug on the windshield. Few bees. I do flower gardening and see few bees of any kind. Fewer than last year.

    Also rarely see wild rabbits, skunks, raccoons, groundhogs. For several years now, I have not seen turtles crossing the roadways. Years ago I rescued many, many turtles crossing busy roads, carrying them across the road in the direction in which they were traveling.

    Squirrels seem to be doing well.

    I struggle with my energy level being low.

    This is frightening.

    From Kenneth Drescher
    September 4, 2017

    My wife made a recent trip back to West Newton, Pa to visit the kids and grandkids. She called me and said she has only seen two lightning bugs in three weeks. This was in June and July, 2017. Twenty years ago there were so many lightning bugs at night our kids would chase and catch them all the time. We live in Arizona now and there are no lightning bugs here. There is a lot of fracking going on all over that area now. The nights used to be alive with lightning bugs, crickets, katydids and tree toads. This really needs an investigation. We grew up with lightning bugs and it is a shame that’s kids of today and tomorrow may never see one.

    From Kent Cook
    Hi Jeff, the wife and I drove down to Silver Lake, Oregon this last Saturday and the whole front and windshield of the truck got covered with bugs. So, things are good in southeastern Oregon at least!
    Kent Cook

    From Melvin Bennett
    Subject Bug Report From North Carolina
    Hi Jeff,

    Been listening to your show for about 15 years now I guess. You are a part of my daily ritual and thank you so much for all the information and wonderful informative guests you book on the show.

    Now for the bug/bird report, and I’ve been asking people around the country I talk to; the very same question for the last several years. ‘Where have all the bugs and birds gone?’ Most have all said the same thing, a general decline in birds and bugs, where ever they live in the midwest like Wisconsin and Ohio, to the east in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

    Bird population came back a little this year from the previous 2 to 3 years of almost no birds at all. They use to be all over the place, flying between the condo buildings and all over the property here in Charlotte, NC. There were blue jays fighting with cardinals over turf, so to speak. No more.

    We have several ponds on the property that attracted Canadian geese and ducks, and that population is way down as well. In fact, only 2 geese mated and produced 8 little ones, earlier in the summer. They must have moved on after their offspring grew big enough to fly. Because they disappeared. Also at night there would be dozens of frogs in these ponds, croaking away in the evening and night. That hardly exists anymore either.

    Bees have not been around at all for several years. This summer and last. a distinct lack of mosquitoes (which is alright with me) and even the occasional pest of the housefly buzzing around the inside of your windows, did not occur even once this summer. Haven’t seen a firefly this summer either, when there use to be dozens.

    The only thing that seems to thrive around here, are hornets and wasps, since they are heartier insects than the honey bee. They must be protected somehow better than other flying pests. Not many spiders as well, only one had the nerve to build a web on my patio deck this summer. And lawn Rabbits can be seen in the evening and night, hard to tell whether their population is down or not, since they multiply pretty good.

    So, it appears they are doing a good job of killing off, the lower forms of life from Coast to Coast. God knows what this means for the human race and life in general on Planet Earth.

    Hope you are well !
    Best Regards,

    From: Terri
    Subject: Mississippi

    In August, its understood. Every August, my grandparents, and my parents would say, every time we’d go outside, “Be careful….yellow jackets are working.” From June til frost, it was our responsibility to avoid getting stung. If there was a nest right in your face, you had to address it, and the only option was lethal chemicals. If there was a nest right in your face, respect would shift from respect for nature to frantic self-preservation. If there was a nest right in your face, the last thing that would have occurred to you was that the day would come when you’d worry about what had happened to the wasps. This is the day.

    I’ve watched all summer for the beginnings of nests in places I frequent. Places that have, for the 58 years I’ve been here, always had several. There’s only one on the farm that I suspect…in the back of the barn, and I’ve not laid eyes on a wasp all summer until today, when a red wasp flew near me….and I rejoiced.

    One garden spider installed a nest, but she only lasted a week. When once there’d be 30 cardinals, dozens of chickadees and nuthatches, sparrows, finches, and a number of woodpeckers daily, now the numbers are maybe a third of that. The red squirrels no longer reach their full size. There are still bees, but their numbers are few. Since spring, at least 30 turtles have left the pond and died at about 100 ft. from the water. Mosquitoes are terrible, but there have been few days this summer without rain. Poison ivy and briars were growing at astronomical rates even in early spring. And, of course, everything has bloomed and matured 3 to four weeks early. I love knowing what others are experiencing. Is there any other site devoted to this kind of journaling?

    Ginger Green
    West central Mississippi

    From: Andrew Brown
    Subject: No Butterflies
    I’m in Hampshire UK. The garden is like a dead zone. The butterfly shrub, has no thing on it. As a child, in the 1970’s I remember same bush bristling alive with dozens of butterflies. This year, to start, there were none. Mid summer a few now and then. To be honest, now, the only place I see butterflies is on television. However, even these aren’t real butterflies because it’s an animated advert to sell more toxic plastic junk. In my opinion, as a BSC university graduate, the neonicitinoid farming chemicals have created a paradigm shift. Really done some deep down damage that has set the eco system into a death spiral.

    From: Tom-Scott Gordon
    Hello again, folks…

    Spring and parts of early Summer brought waves of songbirds to central Arkansas. I haven’t seen any lately except the big black crows and a few fat robins, typical of the number of survivors by season’s end.

    Insects were heavy at first, but levels have gone up and down. I got 8 tick bites around May-June, but not a single one since on the same wild food forest site. Butterflies are common, mosquitos too, in places. Oddly, the incident of knats & chigger bites has been quite random too. They are definitely moving through in small swarms.

    From Deb Lozensky
    Hello Jeff Rense,

    Great show tonight! Thank-you for your great site and radio show! I listen every day.

    I live in ND. There was a period last fall where I said to my husband “What happened to all the birds?” They just seemed to disappear overnight. But this summer, I have in my yard Sparrows, Robins, Doves, Blackbirds, Finches, etc. and lots of babies! We also have more bugs and mosquitos than I want! We are having a drought this year, so I give them fresh water every day and when I water my garden. They are all there looking for worms, especially the robins. Our skies are blue and I see very few chemtrails lately. Again, Love your work.

    From Jason
    Location – Yorkshire England
    Hi Jeff

    I can report a lack of bugs here in the north of England. I live in a lush green rural area with plenty of bird life, however very few bugs on the car windshield or radiator grill. We have local beekeepers, still plenty of bees buzzing around the garden, but the car should be covered in bug splats, it hasn’t been washed all year. A point to note is that this is a cattle and sheep grazing area and very little pesticide is used around here.

    In the west of England we still have some fields that are contaminated with Ceasium from Chernobyl. No livestock are allowed to be grazed on the contaminated fields. In the aftermath of Chernobyl we retained our bug population. Never see chem-trails up here the sky is bright blue, much bluer than in the USA.

    Having hung out in New England for some time last year i was shocked that i never heard bird song in the morning, or for that matter ever saw anything other than turkey buzzards. I noticed a lack of bugs there last year, i also noticed that the sky in the USA always seemed to be the wrong colour, ie washed out white with a halo around the sun.
    Keep up the good work, Jeff

    From Barry Egerton
    Jeff, Thanks for all you do.

    I was able to leave the West Coast do in part to all your information. It took me a year after Fukashima to get out and move back to Calgary, Alberta from Vancouver BC. I was also able to convince others to leave.

    It was hot as hell in Vancouver during the initial fallout which amounted to about half the radiation that Tokyo was getting, coming down in the rain.

    I am happy to report that there are plenty of bugs and birds in the eastern foothills of the Rockies,
    I have a friend who lives in the interior of BC who tells me that the bugs and birds situation is still normal. However, the Adams River salmon run is greatly reduced and all of the fish returning from the Pacific are covered with white tumors that go all the way through the flesh.
    Evidence Fukushima Radiation Heavily
    Circles The Entire Northern Hemisphere

    From: Crey
    Date: September 1, 2016
    Hi Jeff,
    Same issue here in Ireland. No bugs!! I’ve never been a fly killer, but now I’m seriously aware we need to protect the insects. No insects= no pollination

    From: Paul
    Date: August 5, 2016 at 8:21:29 AM PDT
    Subject: Bug Report

    Hi Jeff… I live in Oklahoma City, and this summer we have had ample rain. Everything is green and leafy, so there should be an abundance of bugs. Even in drier years there can be plenty of them. But this summer, the bug count is well below what it has been in the past.

    On the property of the house where I live, we have 2 large night lights mounted on power poles. In summers past, there would be a cloud of bugs around them…as well as the porch light at the front door…you would have to fight the bugs to get in the door. Not the case this year. There are a few…but just a few. Even last year, there were more than now and many more 2-3 years ago.

    I just played a show done by Josh Tolley and he said in Wisconsin he would walk thru the grasses and the grasshoppers would be jumping out of the grass…but he hasn’t seen one in 3 or 4 years.

    Thank you for all the years of information. Long time listener, going back to the mid-90s.

    From: Dana
    Date: August 3, 2016
    To: ContactRense@earthlink.net
    Subject: Lack of bugs

    Anyone who has driven in California’s Central Valley has known how messy your radiator, chrome and windows become, encrusted with hundreds of huge, juicy agricultural insects.

    In the recent past a trip across the valley would mean a trip to the car wash.

    This past month of July 2016 I drove across the Central Valley from Yuba City to Clear Lake. No bugs. I drove down Highway 5 to Merced. No bugs. I drove back to Yuba City.

    My Son and I laughed when one medium sized bug hit the windshield near Stockton. One Bug!

    Last year I had visits from about 3 mosquitos. This year I saw only one mosquito.

    I do not see many birds now in the Sierra Nevada foothills. These forested hills previously teemed with bugs, birds and critters. As I walk along I search for critters like ants, grasshoppers and beetles. I very rarely see any.

    This forest is becoming too quiet.
    Fireflies Vanishing Along With Other Flying Insects

    From: jeremy
    Date: August 3, 2016 at 12:03:31 PM PDT
    Subject: Dying Insects Central WV
    Hi Jeff

    Love the show, especially love the Yochi and Dana episodes.
    You are correct, almost no one else talks about Fukushima.

    I live in the almost Geographic center of WV… a couple miles from it.
    It’s heavily-wooded and rural, the whole county only has about 11,000 people.

    I’m 43, so I remember before all the craziness started.

    I have seen a major decline in both insects, birds and creek life. The yard used to be full of birds years ago, the creeks used to be full of minows and crawcrabs (crawfish). Looking out my window onto the 10 acres of meadow beside my house on this warm summer afternoon I don’t see or hear 1 bird. The creek is literally empty of life (especially compared to the life it used to have when I was a kid).

    As far as bugs, there are still a few, mostly wasps… (haven’t seen a fly in the house or outside at all for a few years) the lighting bug population is way down (they used to be every where in the summers). We still have some spiders, but I can jog around the field in the evening without a shirt and not get bitten by anything.

    I also don’t have to clean my windshield at all anymore ( and I only wash my car about twice a year, the rain washes off the dirt mostly). The windshield never needs cleaned at all. It was cicada season, as a kid they would be so thick in the yard you almost could not go outside… I think I saw 3 this year.

    I find the radiation numbers in this week in your radation so high there hard to believe, there damn scary if true. When I have the money I am going to buy a radiation detector so I can test for myself. I have a Radex picked out I heard you recommend on Amazon.

    As Far as the county… when I grew up no one locked there doors here, everyone was friendly. People would gather in groups every where on Fri and Sat nights and hang out, talk, and socialize.

    Now Meth and Pills have basically wiped the place out… along with the coal mines shutting down. We actually have herion overdoses occur on a regular basis. The county is empty after dark even on weekends (I mean no one). We had 2 deputies and 1 state police when I was in high school. Now we have almost 30. Pretty much they keep everything locked down so no one goes out unless they have to.

    Also people don’t visit much anymore, they don’t talk to each other at the grocery store. (I am guilty of that, just get in and get out before I have to talk to anyone). I used to love to hike, and take drives, hang out with friends. Now I am glued to the internet day in and day out (just like everyone else)… nothing else to do. Atleast I try to watch informative stuff. Catherine Fitts Jay Weidner, Joeseph Ferral, Gerald Celente on your show (people along those lines), etc.

    It’s sad… it’s such a waste and so stupid that the world has been driven to this…and by design.

    Anyway that’s what I see happening here…
    Love the Show

    From: Dylan
    Date: August 3, 2016 at 12:43:06 AM PDT
    To: ContactRense
    Subject: the biosphere (or lack thereof)

    My grandma, a few weeks ago, complained about no birds in her neighborhood, say 6-7 miles SE of downtown Denver.

    I am 10 blocks E of downtown, and there is only the slightest decline in bird and bug activity. we’ve got squirrels & many crows, that do their daily sunrise & sunset hell raising session. we’ve got insects, bees, flies, wasps, and my nightly mano y mano battle with the occasional mosquito lookin for blood, continues. we have raptors, that i heard and saw in the trees this afternoon, and the only bird i dislike, the flying pooh device, pigeons. why this area does not reflect your findings I do not know.

    thank you so very much for your work, there is a reason the attempt on your life did not succeed. May God have mercy on us for what we have, and continue to do to our mother Earth.

    From: Chad
    Date: August 3, 2016 at 3:34:08 AM PDT
    To: ContactRense@earthlink.net
    Subject: bugs
    Hi Jeff,

    I am in southwest Georgia, and this place is crawling in gnats, mosquitoes and flies during the summer. They are out in force this year, but I did notice that the gnats were late. They make their appearance in mid April to early May and this year there was a marked absence of them for several weeks. It was enough to comment on at any rate. I think it would be a good idea to map the reports on the insects and layer them over any radiation tracking maps and see if there is any correlation.
    All the best.

    From Ron xxxxxx
    Date: August 2, 2016 at 1:17:31 PM PDT
    Subject: NO BUGS

    Hi Jeff…My name is Ron xxxxxxx, I live in a very nice trailer park in the foot hills of the Gallatin mountains, in the small town of Emigrant, Montana which is located about thirty north of the north entrance of Yellowstone Park. My mobile home has a stream flowing right next to it and there is on the property a small pond. Four years ago you could not go outside in the summer unless you wanted to be attacked by millions of mosquitoes and flies. Last year there were some mosquitoes but they hid out in the tall grasses and would only come out when one walked through the grass. I got bit maybe six times all summer.

    This year, I have not seen a single Mosquito and I have seen only the occasional fly. The pond on the property which is only about three hundred feet from our mobile should be an ideal breeding ground for the mosquitos but they are gone. I have had not one single bite this year. I travel around the state on business which I do a lot of outdoor arts and craft shows. I use to get bit constantly, but this year not one single bite. I walk my dogs around the pond every morning and I really enjoyed watching all the Dragon flies, but this year they are all gone as well.

    From: “Stewart xxxxx”
    Date: August 2, 2016 at 6:38:48 PM PDT
    Subject: fyi, bugs, etc.
    Hi Jeff:

    I’ve sent emails to you about this over the past couple years. For approximately 20 years I’ve driven frequently in the OH, WV, PA, and VA areas (Appalachia/rust belt). I recall trips where after say 3-5 hours of driving the front of the vehicle was covered in bugs. The past 2-3 years I’ve noticed this is not the case anymore. Few bees, wasps, yellow jackets and the high amount of other flying insects such as flies, dragon flies, butterflies, mayflies are also absent. We did have a good hatch of 13 and 17 year locust (cicada) in the part of OH where I’m originally from. If it is weather related you would think that the cicada would not have had such a good hatch. Very worrisome. Thus far I can’t say that I see a huge decline in birds but I’m being more watchful now.

    From: tom xxxxxxxxxx
    Date: August 2, 2016 at 2:08:54 PM PDT
    To: Jeff Rense
    Subject: YES — VERY FEW BIRDS!

    I just drove around the edge of Little Rock on an errand and did not see one bird in the sky, none on the wires, none on the ground. When I got home, I did hear some in the trees, but there are very few to speak of.

    A few Big nasty blackbirds tried to get my figs the other day. I’ll let you know if they return. They do have the ability to eat more than other smaller species.

    Source: https://rense.com/general96/birdsbugs.htm

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