http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29684 Most of us, who live close to the ground, know by observation ( and how I wish I had time to closely monitor on paper what I see ) that there is a considerable reduction in numbers within insects, bird and butterflies populations. Climate change will be playing a huge part but the increasing use of round-up in this Shire will also be contributing.
Foot-note. Australian farmer now cultivating so called weeds for food. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/farmer-cultivates-a-relationship-with-weeds-20120312-1uwes.html