Think about what you notice has changed in our world today? As a child, I remember chasing thousands of fireflies on a dark summer night. Now, I typically only see a few at night. I recall evenings hiking near the woods and seeing dozens of bats flying overhead chasing a dinner meal. Now, I rarely see any bats at all in the night sky. Butterflies used to be regular visitors in the fields, gardens and roadsides of my youth. Now their numbers are significantly diminished. Entire ecosystems are being affected by human life! Insecticides are wiping out insects from bees to butterflies. White nose syndrome has devastated our bat populations as a result of climate change. Plastic suffocates our oceans and enters the ocean food chain building up in the bodies of marine wild life. We are the cause and it is up to us to reverse the course of this deadly downward spiral. STOP using plastic in its many forms. STOP spraying fields with pesticides. Start buying organic non-GMO food. Plant flowers and plants like bee balm, milkweed or blazing star that offer a way station for monarchs, bees and other beneficial insects crucial to our fragile food chains. One person at a time - we CAN make a difference.
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