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Where Have All The Butterflies Gone?!
07-15-2015, 03:38 PM #1
Ruby Wolf Member
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http://www.pressherald.com/2014/01/29/mo...port_says/

İmage

When i was a child and throughout my teenage and young adult years around here in new england there were butterflies of every imaginable shape and size and color and variety flying and landing everywhere all the time during late spring and summer and early fall and yet now mysteriously for many years at least...

Except for those occasionally glimpsed little white moths i have not seen any beautiful and brightly colored small and medium and large sized butterflies i mean like not even one of them displaying their shimmering coalescence of purples and orange and yellows and reds and green and blues flying around and landing anywhere...

And so why are they gone?! because they are and where are they?! and whats going on?! because something is happening to them are they going extinct?! what does this mean?! and just as strange to wonder and ask the disturbing question why is nobody around here ever wondering and asking what is so clearly obvious where have all the butterflies gone?!

07-15-2015, 03:45 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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They're not here. We're experiencing the same loss of butterflies. tissueguy.gif
07-15-2015, 03:52 PM #3
Accidental Stoner Member
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Never really saw all that many of them in town.

Bet you can still find some in the countryside.
07-15-2015, 04:01 PM #4
Ruby Wolf Member
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I mean when we were little kids the stores were filled with and then quickly sold out of butterfly nets and other related hobby items and toys that many of us received for birthday and christmas presents...

Because there were literally hundreds and thousands of butterflies flying everywhere around here and yet as if in denial of reality only lately have i really wondered and noticed and realized that they are clearly and obviously just about totally gone from everywhere and anywhere within this entire area...

They must have existed around here in nature by the millions for natural and vital reasons that i'm not sure of i mean like did they pollinate like bees and or something else?

For anyone to say that it was a cruel endangerment for children to be fascinated with chasing and catching butterflies when there were millions of them flying around everywhere around here is virtually meaningless...

İmage İmage
07-15-2015, 04:28 PM #5
Ruby Wolf Member
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For just two examples of way too many others, ever since i can remember every late spring and summer and early fall during the late 1960s and 1970s and throughout the 1980s, i watched with fascination literally hundreds of these stunningly beautiful and mesmerizingly colorful yellow and orange monarch butterflies flying and landing everywhere around here in new england and yet frighteningly and disturbingly and mysteriously for many years at least, i have seen none, i mean like not even one of them anywhere within any woods and fields and backyards and gardens and meadows and anywhere else either...

İmage İmage
07-15-2015, 04:56 PM #6
Accidental Stoner Member
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I'll have to keep my eyes open, next time I venture out of the town.

Afraid you're right, though...they do seem to be in decline.

How sad. sad2.gif
07-15-2015, 05:09 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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I did spot a whole bunch of Gonepteryx rhamni (known as the common brimstone) a few weeks back. Was a lovely sight.

Quote:The name "butterfly" is believed to have originated from the brimstone — which was called the butter-coloured fly by early British naturalists.

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

İmage
07-15-2015, 05:11 PM #8
Ruby Wolf Member
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I'm not saying that butterflies dont still exist elsewhere, but around here where they use to be thousands of them flying and landing everywhere within this massive and vast six state area of new england where i have lived my entire life i have not seen even one monarch butterfly anywhere in many years...

07-15-2015, 07:06 PM #9
misterbumps Member
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Don't forget the bees!

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
07-15-2015, 07:58 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Yeah, glycophosphate won't forget them

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07-15-2015, 08:00 PM #11
misterbumps Member
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(07-15-2015, 07:58 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Yeah, glycophosphate won't forget them

lol

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
07-15-2015, 08:15 PM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Hey Mr. B, good to see you. Hope all's well cheers.gif

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07-15-2015, 08:58 PM #13
misterbumps Member
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(07-15-2015, 08:15 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Hey Mr. B, good to see you. Hope all's well cheers.gif

good to see you too. hope all is well with you. I'm hoping to go visit nodoom in mid august. So far I've bought a two man tent, a sturdy hunting knife and a portable solar unit. I want to get a few other things before I go but money is tight now uni is back on in September. I'll be taking my I-phone for video coverage and my trusted camera. can't wait to see what he's been up to.

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
07-15-2015, 09:49 PM #14
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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hi5.gif Very cool! Haven't seen him around much as of late, guess hes keeping busy

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07-16-2015, 01:43 AM #15
Screaming Yellow Zonkers Member
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What's killing the bees, is killing the butterflies

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