Noticed this detailed report on a Connecticut beekeeper who is wondering why his honey bees are disappearing. The story doesn’t delve into the possibility that the problem is a virus, which I was reading a week or two ago.  But bees and amphibians both are thinning out, and it’s scary. Knowing much more about the amphibians, I can say that the problem is now a known entity — chytrid fungus compounded by loss of habitat, pollution, and global warming. It’s of some comfort that now our herpetologists are zeroing in on how to manage these issues, to save amphibians. We can support them with a donation to the work of Amphibian Ark at www.amphibianark.org

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