I would love to get some input here please!
Has anyone else noticed any weather, seasonal, insect, reptile, bird, or critter changes? I’m not really talking about the change in an insect or animal itself, but more in their natural movements.
We have noticed lots of little changes over the last few years. Small things like when the Robins show up in spring (This last year they never left, and we had a very unusual winter here.). We already have seen a full size flying grasshopper, and a large number of butterflies – – they are not supposed to be here for a while yet? Usually the tiny baby browns show up first. Then the multi-colored one-inch-ers (yes that is a word in my dictionary – ha ha). But not this year, the big ones are just here – AND FLYING?!
The weather has been strange enough, but the oddities in the critters is just wacko (yep, another Rachels’ dictionary addition).
- Mega blizzards in April that did not go away in 3-days or less.
- An opossum right up in our yard just after one of those blizzards.
- Grasshoppers at least a month too soon.
- Robins that never left.
- Barn Swallows before all the leaves on the trees are out.
- No foxes or coyote’s – not a sound.
These are just a few of the strange things we have noticed.
I know that some can be blamed on the ocean current patterns, but that seems to mainly affect the weather. I also know about tectonic plate shifts. That may be why there have been (or seems to be) more volcanoes erupting. But how do you explain all the critters?
Their natural instincts are way better than mine. I just get the feeling that they are trying to tell me, or us, something and we are not listening.
So, my hope here is that some of you will have a response for me. Are you having the same issues? Have you even noticed anything different?
Ok, before you all freak out and want to have me committed, NO – I AM NOT A DOOMSDAY PREPPER! I do believe in being prepared (it’s the 4-H-er in me), but no end of the world stuff yet (Oh and we love watching The Walking Dead – the human condition side of it is awesome!). I/we do things like canning, buying in bulk on major stuff like coffee, sugar, flour, toilet paper etc. We have our own chickens for meat and eggs. A cow is in our field right now and half of it will be in our freezer by winter.
We are striving to get off the grid, just because we like to be independent. Everything takes time and money to obtain, so we just move along one step at a time. But the critters are freaking me out! Normal patterns do not seem “normal” anymore.
Please let me know that I’m not crazy (ok, just tell me gently if I am – LOL)! Do you see what I see?