Do you fret over the possible extinction of species, like songbirds and honeybees?”

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Do you fret over the possible extinction of species, like songbirds and honeybees?”

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I read about what’s going on, and then try to figure out the local situation, and what would be best to happen. My neighbor across the street, for example, keeps bees on his roof. A bee got trapped in my car the other day, and poor thing, we had to shoo it out once we were in an underground parking garage. I felt bad, although I know individual bees from hives are quickly replaced, as long as the hive is healthy. I was visiting my parents recently. They live in the middle of the woods. When I was growing up there were all kinds of chickadees and purple finches and rose breasted grosbeaks. But I recently read that the West Nile virus is hitting not just crows hard, but chickadees and tufted titmice, and that in some areas the population had been cut some enormous percentage. So I saw all these chickadees and titmice feeding at their feeder, and I asked them if they had noticed any reduction in the population. My mother told me she hadn’t. That doesn’t mean much, because she might not be

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