TIL England has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows since the 1930’s 🌿🌻

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And has lost 99% of its butterflies during the same period. Go figure.

icnoevil

I used to have lots of bees and insects in my garden and watched it decline over the years. So I started planting native wildflowers the last couple of years and the activity has started noticeably returning this year. If everyone did that we might have a shot at saving some of these insect populations.

caleb-crawdad

That’s sad.

Wiggy_0000

It’s like that old Tom Petty song You Belong in what’s left of The Wildflowers

CardMechanic

I remember collecting crickets as a kid in the summer during the 90s for a friends pet snake in the UK i haven’t heard nor seen a cricket for over 20 years its crazy

Standin373