There have been no bees in my garden this year.
Normally both bees and wasps would be hovering on the fallen apples, feeding on their sweet nectar to help get them through the winter. Even the hummingbird feeder is absent of these busy friends. Even on McDonald’s patio where they once came to share your ketchup are now missing.
No Monarch Butterflies either.
The bird population is also down. Robins who regularly build their nests out side our dining room window or close to our deck were missed this year. Even the lack of their flight path across my truck and up the driveway was missed.
It is all very concerning, as others who I have talked with noticed these things as well.