“What has happened to all the bugs? No bees, wasps, yellow jackets. No bugs at the lights at night. No dead bugs on the windshields of the cars.”
Allow me to placate your worries. There exists many "bugs" outdoors right now of the Arthropodian realm, both in species richness and sheer quantity. Outside the Nature Center this very moment are mud dauber wasps shimmering, honeybees pollinating, black-legged meadow katydids stridulating (VIDEO 1), mosquitos buzzing, oleander aphids crawling (PHOTO 1), and milkweed bugs munching (VIDEO 2).
|VIDEO 1 (Orchelimum nigripes) |
|PHOTO 1 (Aphis nerii) |
| VIDEO 2 (Oncopeltus fasciatus) |
I task you with closer look and listen, for your anecdotal observations are leading you down an insect-less path. Visit us at Rocky River Nature Center
for a free naturalist-led program and you could see everything you've been waiting for, and maybe more!
Rocky River Nature Center