About 6 weeks ago, schools of sardines materialized off our coast, the pelicans started dive-bombing, the bigger fish arrived, and fishing has been great ever since. Halibut, sea bass, rock fish — all brought in by local boats. Fisherman Josh says, “The ocean’s healthy.” Believe me, fish eaten the same day as caught are different from anything you find in a market.
And just now, sitting in the morning sunshine in the garden, I noticed honeybees everywhere. Bee colonies got knocked hard by diseases (and crop poisons) in the last 10 years, but are on the rebound, at least around here. Right now they’re brushing golden pollen onto their hind legs, which they’ll take back to the hive. It’s win-win, since they’re pollinating plants while gathering food. (Is this inadvertent? Maybe not. )
Not everything is doom and gloom.
Bee photo from: https://www.dereila.ca/whispers/two.html
I keep hearing on the radio about Colony Collapse Disorder, and them saying thngs are getting worse and worse…Claims that 70 per cent of the Honey Bees are dead/dying…
not a bee keeper myself, but I do understand their import.
just wondering, if it is a concern in your neck of the woods, maybe you could do a post/info on this? … just curious if other readers/you are hearing these concerns.
Plenty of info by Googling this subject. Bees look healthy around here.