taylor burt wrote:Gilbert, I am totally with you on these two. Living in the maple-producing region of the northeast, earthworms pose a particular threat to the self propagation of maple trees. In forests with earthworm infestations, they consume all the litter on the forest floor, making it impossible for the maple seeds to germinate. It is a remarkable sight to see...entire forest floors void of any leaf litter - a rare sight here in New England, but increasingly common due to the earthworm.
As for European honeybees, they are overrated pollinators that, as you mention, are not nearly as good at promoting diversity and pollinating in general. I think we should be promoting beneficial insect plantings and habitat, like "bug motels" and other such things, thereby promoting a diversity of pollinating insects.
Gilbert Fritz wrote:But I'm not sure how to undo the damage.
Jay Angler wrote:the deer used to be controlled by man and predators. I've had little luck locally in convincing the local pro-deer supporters that if we aren't going to allow the cougars to control them, we need to fill the cougar's niche!
Tyler Ludens wrote:who are especially destructive (but delicious).
Jesus Martinez wrote:Because of this, is it such a bad thing for us to try to mould it our liking?