No bees or butterflies this year!
I live in the eastern suburbs outside Pittsburgh and have several large flower gardens. Normally, the lavender and roses are COVERED with bumble bees, honey bees and butterflies. This year, however, there is absolutely nothing. Anyone else having this problem? I do not use pesticides and have gardening neighbors to the left and right that are both organic gardeners as well. They, too, have no bees.
It's apocalyptically freakish and sad. My garden is normally brimming with activity this time of year :(
Also--the local news did a segment about seeing record numbers of bees in the city (Pittsburgh) due to the mild winter. Why then, are they missing from their usual favorite place?