While it may not be terribly apparent to many of us, the fact is, insect populations around the world are in severe decline. As much attention has been brought to the bees and our monarch butterflies as of recently, the reality is; most insect species are also at risk.
Independent studies from across the globe are noticing the same findings as our population continues to grow and our farming and agricultural practices, in some areas, continue to worsen. Primarily linked to the use of insecticides and pesticides, the decline of our insects is one that will not only affect our birds but humans as well.
When insects die off or experience severe declines, they not only affect the animals that depend on them for food, their disappearance heavily affects the entire ecosystem. Services insects provide, such as pollination, are integral to the balance of the ecosystems of our beautiful planet.