Saturday, August 30, 2008

Recent Headlines beg the question, is it really worth it to have a "perfect" lawn?

Honey bee crisis could lead to higher food prices

By Stephanie S. Garlow, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON — Food prices could rise even more unless the mysterious decline in honey bees is solved, farmers and businessmen told lawmakers Thursday.
"No bees, no crops," North Carolina grower Robert D. Edwards told a House Agriculture subcommittee. Edwards said he had to cut his cucumber acreage in half because of the lack of bees available to rent

Monarch butterflies considered ‘at risk’

Two Monarch butterflies dart amongst the flowers in Gilberte Doelle’s garden. “Farming is all about reproducing,” says Doelle, “and I’m counting on them to reproduce.”
Doelle, an organic farmer in Gilberts Cove, is working hand-in-hand with Parks Canada in providing a protective environment for the once common but now ‘at risk’ Monarch butterfly.

Please consider the plight of these insects before you buy another pesticide! Even if you don't care a lick about bugs, perhaps you might consider that when they are wiped out pollination is not going to be taking place as rampantly as in the past. THIS MEANS NO FOOD.

Come on, folks is a Dandelion or two really that bad???

Here endeth the sermon.

1 comment:

Mary said...


I haven't seen many honey bees here in southern Ontario this year. I have seen more lightning bugs that usual. Possibly that is because we had a wet summer. I'm not sure, but I was glad to see them increasing in population.

I didn't see as many Monarchs this year as I sometime do. That saddened me because they are so beautiful.

The world cannot continue to exist without honey bees. I did an article last fall on Colony Collapse Disorder. You can find it here if you're interested.