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Unintended consequences: are neonics –the most commonly used pesticide in the world — harming birds?

Published in Audubon Magazine, this story follows a scientist parsing how these chemicals move from farm fields to prairie potholes, which give life to the insects that sustain grassland birds. It’s painstaking and important work, and it brought me to a spectacularly beautiful place (north of Saskatoon, that is).

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1 Bryony Angell { 03.30.17 at 2:29 pm }

Thank you for this story about big ag and birds, and the heroes out there in the field doing the research. I’ll be sharing this with my birder friends, and wondering what the farmers are using in the farmlands where I go birding!

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