Date: 10/8/19 4:28 am
From: 'Jackie P' via Birders <birders...>
Subject: [birders] Re: [enviro-semich] More about Michigan EEE spraying- unintended consequences, e.g., impact on insectivorous birds
You seem to have some self importance and a bunch of acronyms after your name what’s stopping you?

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> On Oct 7, 2019, at 2:55 PM, Larry Nooden <ldnum...> wrote:
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> https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/10/07/eee-virus-michigan-mosquito-spraying-insects/3866812002/
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> The concerns about the sprayings for EEE vector mosquitoes go way beyond the rare butterfly (Mitchell's Satyr), and the article cited makes a good start on the unintended consequences, which will likely aggravate the original problem and/or creates new problems.
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> This spraying will likely have a huge impact on insectivorous birds. I have seen a huge decrease on a natural area in S central MI, but I believe this decrease is widespread.
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> I wonder if the well-intended public health agencies who are leading this consulted government agencies who have ecological expertise, i.e., MiDNR for starters. Does anyone know?
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