The Washington Post’s garden writer Adrian Higgins finds himself today in the Style Section, page 1, with his report of a recent talk given as part of National Pollinator Week, subtitled "Edward O. Wilson Warns of a Bleak World without Bugs". Here’s the scariest bit:
"It’s a bad thing when any species is at risk," Wilson said of [colony collapse disorder]. "But in a sense it’s the Katrina of entomology." It has brought a
public awareness to the plight of pollinators, which Wilson calls "the
heart of the biosphere."
Higgins concludes: "Start thinking about the bugs."