I Had a van driver delivering to me yesterday. His van was covered in squashed insects (see above). He said he hasn’t seen the likes in 25 years. I was noticing the same a few days ago.
Our chat ensued about how this was mostly just because many less vehicles on the road at the moment. Then we went on to discuss how many more are probably now surviving due to less traffic. And then to how much of a factor traffic is in insect decline.
And conversation then went to possibly mathematically modelling the contribution of traffic to loss of insect life in Ireland. Always felt it was a major factor. This looks likeevidence.
Mick on the case in Ballycotton, restricting people going up the cliffs to do Ballycotton Cliff Walk.
Ballycotton has a being completely thronged with people for years and with #COVID19 it has gotten insane. pic.twitter.com/DNMDADDflH
So disappointed with #AllTogetherNow so far – took 6 and a half hrs to get here, no toilet roll in the toilets, v poor signage on how to get to the different campsites. Hundreds of people waiting to get registered for tents. Total mess. pic.twitter.com/Hc8lSj0S8Z