Date: 9/9/19 10:13 pm From: Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman...> Subject: Re: [birders] What has happened?
Yes and I would point out that the political left in America is actively fostering rapid population growth in our Country through Mass Immigration because they think that is the best way for them to gain political power for themselves and massively increase the size and scope of the Federal Government. Ecologically not very cool.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
From: G M ARCHAMBAULT <gm72125...>
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2019 10:28 PM
To: P. swanson <jumpthroughhoops...>; Alan Ryff <alryff...>; Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...>
Cc: Birders UM <birders...>
Subject: Re: [birders] What has happened?
What's happened is too many of us humans. Just google "population clock," and you'll see the gravity of our situation. Political leaders NEVER touch this taboo subject. People are intent on procreating. Unfettered except by natural disaster. Other species dwindle and go extinct, but the population clock keeps racing upward. While the Amazon burns, while the Bahamas flood, and while we lose species every year. Young people don't notice these things as much as humans who have been around for half a century or more. Can you just imagine the bird life 200 years ago compared to now? -Ken Archambault, Birmingham, Alabama
On Sunday, September 1, 2019, 07:22:46 PM CDT, Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> wrote:
I was at a baseball game in Utica last night. Jimmy John’s Stadium on M-59. Granted, the evening was a little cool but...with all the high intensity lamps surrounding the stadium and field, during the entire game, we noticed one flying Mantid some House Sparrows and a couple Gulls. No moths, no June Bugs, no Mayflies, no Katydids no Cicadas and no Mosquitos. For late Summer, it did not seem right.
On Sun, Sep 1, 2019 at 4:42 PM -0400, "'P. swanson' via Birders" <birders...><mailto:<birders...>> wrote:
It wasn’t that many years ago that I used to walk my dogs at night by St. Michael’s Church in Grosse Pointe and both see and hear the nighthawks swooping and diving for insects, not to mention the same at the old Tiger Stadium at night games under the lights. It reminds me of that old Judy Collins song,
“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone,
They paved paradise to put up a parking lot”.
As Robert Redford once said, “no one cares.” Sad but I’m afraid true. Just look at all the folks still asking for plastic bags at the grocery store.
We could all use more nature time.
In days gone by when today’s old men were children, ribbons of Nighthawks, sometimes in the hundreds, would stream south just above the rooftops as the sunset gives its deepest colors. And sometimes, the morning sunshine could find a sleeping Nighthawk on nearly every streetlight for blocks around. Today this is no longer so. Now and then, the neighborhoods along Lake Saint Clair see or hear a single or perhaps a few Nighthawks at a time pass over in the evening quiet. Alas, what has happened?