Insect decline.

Plenty of news coverage yesterday re insect decline, bizarre predictions of  ‘100 years’ seem so silly, if insect loss stands as it does now I’d say three years, five or seven. How else, if they’re ‘dropping like flies’  (horrible pun)  with nicotinoids and unmentioned aluminium levels then the tail off will can only be drastic. I feel so sorry for the knock on effects, to lose garden song birds will be so sad. Likewise bees, butterflies, and i wonder at earthworms. I garden for birds here, strangers have told me so, yet we use the term ‘garden songbird’ when in fact gardens suitable for them, swathes of urban garden are punctuated with barren grass patches at best or paving and gravel and the dreaded dreaded membrane. People just do not seem to connect, few people plant a garden hedge, there are other preoccupations, other toys to play with nowadays. People are so THICK …

My garden is a maze of carefully thought out ‘jumble’, niche corners, shrubs, flowering things, every day of the year theres something in flower. All done at little expense, lots from seed and cuttings.

Many farmers are not the best of operators in ensuring biodiversity, often on my rambles hedges are left to fail and thin and then remain as a few straggling hawthorn sixty years later. A most useful small / mini wood at the entrance to Old B Church was destroyed a few years ago, snowdrop churned to muck, for no purpose, the Forestry Commission a hundred miles away telling me they granted a license to fell and there will be i assume grant aid to develop another artificial synthetic planting. Here in our local Park much used by urban dogwalkers similar nonsense is occurring, an obsession in destroying potential butterfly habitat ie strimming and putting out of reach leaf litter for blackbirds with an obsession with wood chippings; maybe I’m wrong, maybe it will house worms and woodlice, I shall have to check.

Likewise at a couple of separate places i visit, i place bird seed in useful rough weathered fencepost, for twenty years yellowhammer have always accompanied me along that road in spring and summer, its the least i can do. I feed horses too, initially a little neglected, twenty years ago, nowadays the owners realise they need to make an effort. Its what you do that matters, not platitudes or vacuous observations with no follow up. In the bad snow of seven years ago it was only one visit in six weeks that I missed a 28 mile round trip to feed each afternoon; snow tyres being essential.

Do kids do gardening at school? They’ve stopped the wood and metalwork decades ago. And I always wonder that once the photo-op has passed what are the results of their efforts with trowel and seed packet? The consistency, the regularity of effort?

I recall my years eleven to sixteen in a village Secondary School NE England … the microscopes only ever came out of the cupboard once in five years, the biology / science teacher hopeless and uninterested, many lessons devoted to playing ‘hangman’ while he played around with his admin tasks!

We most definitely are bringing up kids that cannot make perform simple tasks to satisfactorily conclusion, cannot complete a practical task. The term ‘using ones hands’ still carries to many a derogatory inflexion to it. Lets blame the Educationalists, they have eradicated so much that is practical and geared toward a finished piece of work, not just fannying on with the apron and plastic specs. We live in a bullshit world, we are getting what we deserve.

An American style obsession driven by big business, all sizes of business with red meat and burgers will have to be re-thought, likewise population control; likewise what we spray on the fields. Probably its too late, but i would never give in, never decline to make the effort.

Aluminium levels are much ignored, not embraced as mainstream and my interest in diatoms is just too obscure (fundamental to the marine food chain) to yield anything from online searches!

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/world-seeing-catastrophic-collapse-of-insects-study

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/10/plummeting-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-nature

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47198576

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/insects-dying-out-uk

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00553-8

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47203344

 

From the Readers Digest Book of Birds, a most valuable and informative book. It 'appeals' ... is a beautiful object, it draws you in like no website ever could.
From the Readers Digest Book of Birds, a most valuable and informative book. It ‘appeals’ … is a beautiful object, it draws you in like no website ever could.

 

Isn’t that a beautiful rendition of the lapwing!  So accurate, so characterful, a credit to the artist. Their antics, their beautiful rippling warble across upland landscape is joyful, a masterpiece of creation. To those that don’t know it, they are sadly lacking.

So lets remind ourselves and also learn …

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Spring

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pesticide_toxicity_to_bees

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_R._Ehrlich

https://www.ecologise.in/2017/10/26/giant-insect-ecosystem-collapsing-due-humans-catastrophe/

chemtrail slideshow …

This is not my material, however includes things we see here in NE UK and lots more too. I need to give it more time and think about what we are looking at.

 

 

Heres another online find  … http://thechemtraildiary.weebly.com/

Working out chemtrails…

This is not new to anybody, its been happening in the USA for decades ie the drift of chemtrail and using it to aluminize skies elsewhere. Lately I’m finding by early morning few if any actual chemtrails being visible above …. but here in blighty so few people are looking up at this. As stated previously any chemtrail observers are bundled up with other nonsense by the media so as to ridicule and destroy any sensible evaluation.

Lots of pics lately of the distant N/S flight path northern England ie trending over  Brampton and Carlisle, the busier main west coast flight path being above the Lake District itself. Surely to goodness this can convince anyone that chemtrails are real and true, all the crap you see in these pics from sunset yesterday ADD material to the sky, they are not behaving as per ordinary contrail.

First gallery directly below are Tuesday 8th Jan 2019.

 

 

 

 

Next day 9th Jan yes chemtrails (unfortunately) as usual. Using my DQA reporting system I’d say 933HP.AS  …  ie duration is all day 9/10; quantity is 3/10; affect is 3/10. HP is high pressure on my barometer; AS is aluminized sky. At times obviously aluminized to a moderate degree.  I need someone to feed me sightings from Cumbria, say Brampton or on that flightline.

I’d pondered all day as to 3/10 ratings and yes ‘it fits’, not an over-estimation. I dread the 955 or God forbid 977 days of the forthcoming Spring ramp-up of chemtrail activity. As for geo-engineering being the ‘reason’, I am sceptical.

Below are Wed 9th Jan 2019.

 

 

LH second down, that is a v aluminized sky much manmade.  likewise main pic, note the chemtrail drift ie haze. This is not natural.

 

chemtrails UK

 

 

 

First two images top above is a brief glimpse of chemtrails otherwise obscured all morning.

January chemtrail diary 2019.

Today 7th Jan is first time we have dipped from a two week continuous run of HP days. Most days are obscuring lower cloud, yesterday Sunday was unusually clear until lunchtime but  noticable chemtrails from the SE. Later afternoon in short periods of cloud gap yes again chemtrails as this morning 7th Jan, all lower obscured sky but in a break yes theres chemtrail above in an obscured otherwise fine bright sky ie top two pics.

Theres subtleties in observation that to most ‘served on a plate tv folk’ are difficult to assimilate, general media has bundled up chemtrail with nonsense theories and rendered ppl such as myself as idiots. Very risky mentioning this to anyone face to face, expect ridicule. However I am an independant person, can think for myself; I’m lucky, often I can see to distant horizons and have time to look up to observe and record, I do not jump to any wild conclusions.

  • They can spray chemtrail in a trending axis;  a ‘loose’ corridor ie low volume of flights.
  • They can spray chemtrail in an intense build up along a corridor, many flights.
  • Chemtrail can appear random but look to cover an area.
  • Chemtrail can be unobservable hidden above a lower cloud layer.
  • Heavy distant corridor ie west coast flight path to be transported by the wind as predicted by the weathermen. Result is an aluminized sky but no visible chemtrail.
  • Occasionally after sunset, or before sunrise.

All this crap produces altered skies, aluminized skies, high aluminium levels for plants, for insects and all living things.

 

Chemtrail diary 7th Jan 2019 … later in the day.

Note main image below was a BIG portion of sky. Likely that all you see is man made.

 

 

Bottom left (above) is a non-stop flight from SFO to Munich, 39k feet (7.4 miles) … which fine and dandy international air travel is it will eventually have to be much curtailed. Can we not cut back a bit? Its all carbon footprint and this is proving our downfall. These flights however will in all practicality seem insignificant once methane in its three forms starts flowing or rising upward due to the loss of Arctic ice. This is a guaranteed scenario.

 

 

 

Climate and species loss …

I had been wondering if google had been channelling me away from the likely material I search for.  I don’t know … never mind heres information we need to be sure to read and digest.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-01-06/bulloak-jewel-butterfly-ant-mistletoe-a-web-woven-across-species/10477430

http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-gathering-climate-storm-and-media-cover-up.html

People / ornery folk get tired of yet another news story as ‘climate change’ as if the subject is just part of the usual round of news items. As David Attenborough and many others point out it is ecological and planetary survival. These observers are professionals, of decades of experience. General mass civilisation IF it  continues is undergoing a complete mangling and deformation, squeezed like at no other time since we have walked upright. Already the cascade of heating, drought, ice loss, mass extinction is in slo-mo action to our eyes but realise geologically its supersonically rapid compared to any other epoch. No other epoch was industrialised and burnt / converted carbon and polluted as we have. Now it is a major re-jig of a vast array of interconnected feedback systems. Oceans are dying, food chains are being eliminated, witness diatoms a particular interest of mine.

Over Christmas we had several news stories re space exploration, furthest object, dark side of the moon etc and this seems so stupid when its here on this planet we need to focus energy and resources like at no other time, a hundred fold any Manhattan Project. I fear what we need to do will never happen. Only if this was a ‘declared war’ would the response be moving ahead at any where near the required level of urgency and application.

I look around, we still see gas guzzling commuters in SUVs, needless use of electricity, affluent massive desire for beef production, huge amount of air traffic. All could be trimmed. But are many people making an effort? Crass inept needless reasons to consume electricity such as bitcoin need curtailed.

Here in northern England I can see fine well the water table is much reduced, we just don’t get the rain. Yes, reservoirs fill up but I rate that as surface water.

I’ve always had the problem in life that its v difficult to get the information I want, the conversation.

Note the IPCC is living in a twenty year time lag from real world events and reactions. Much emasculated, much subjective.

Chemtrails obscure the suns energy for crops and universal vitality. The aluminium is causing organic growers big problems. A years observation and chemtrails can take several forms:-

  • west coast flight path to drift eastward next day,
  • multiple build up of an intense corridor,
  • chemtrail activity above an obscuring lower cloud level.
  • random.

 

Mass extinction … trying to understand.

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/6th-mass-extinction-under-way-may-put-humans-at-6338783.php

Look at the contributors, for instance … Paul Erlich.

Not many bees this last year, no hubble of flies as I walk along late summer country lanes. The little critturs go first …. go ask a diatom.

Then the birds will fail and as above the pollinators and meanwhile some twat at 5G tells us how lucky we are ….

I am so glad I do not live in a city.

 

Nature wins every time …

Just heard on bbc r4 at 09:35 a most fascinating interview with Bernie Krause and his half century of sound recording, particularly how the volume and variety of natures soundscape has been declining for many years. The example given of the loss of water and habitat has rendered his example landscape near silent from a previous abundance of life and natures activity. Heres a vid I clicked at random, also we get a quote from William Dean Howells and so I also include the wiki. I actually did think of doing something with nature recordings, I’d collected a few dozen hours using my new Olympus DM-670 and was utterly impressed by its range and fidelity. I collected recordings out on walks and here several at say 04:30 spring thro early summer. Being out over the years I devised the June 13th shutdown which i’ve never read of anywhere else, its a ‘moveable feast’ so to speak.  Thats why i need to get this posted ASAP, I want to enjoy the atmosphere of my own garden before the bustle of the neighbourhood arrives.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Dean_Howells

A friend asked “How do you know all this stuff ?” … easy really, I use a computer at a desk and so can jot down in my daybook or diary or scraps of paper all I find interesting. Theres always pens and paper in every room in this house, books too, lots. Yet some folk think they are more ‘civilised’ than I am  … by living in stereotypical close to empty boxes !! Oh yes and no tv.