It looks like the Einsteins over at DummiesU have discovered another evil Rovian plot:
donsu (1000+ posts) Sat Aug-25-07 03:52 PM
I can hardly bear to prepare this thread – the subject matter is so sad
Bird by bird, the avian population is shrinking.
The songs of tens of millions of birds have been silenced. It feels as if the lights are dimming.~~~
Earlier this summer, the National Audubon Society released a definitive study of population trends of North American birds, a monumental effort based on decades of Christmas bird counts and breeding bird surveys. The study confirms what my grandfather feared and what most of us now know. Birds that I used to see routinely growing up in New England – evening grosbeaks, eastern meadowlarks, northern bobwhites – are in free fall. The losses are mind-boggling. Since my grandfather introduced me to birds just half a lifetime ago, once-common species have declined by as much as 80 percent due to the usual suspects: habitat loss, pesticides, introduced species, and climate change. The songs of tens of millions of birds have been silenced. It feels as if the lights are dimming.
not only will their songs be missed but birds have a purpose. they eat bugs,etc., they propagage plants, they provide fertilizer, they eat seeds and expell them and the seeds grow, etc., etc.
I miss them.
I hate the neo cons
Damn Bushitler! He flew remote control planes into the WTC, he bombed the dams in New Orleans, and now he’s killed the birds!