Bumblebee Memorial

Too tired to think. Stayed up too late, woke up too early. Thankfully, SwampWoman can fill in nicely!

A1A South

SwampMan drew my attention to this little news item when I was cooking breakfast:

Fifty thousand bumblebees will be honored at a memorial Sunday in the same shopping center parking lot southwest of the Portland, Oregon, where most of the insects died earlier this month.

Rozzell Medina, of Portland, said on a Facebook page that the event will “memorialize these fallen lifeforms and talk about the plight of the bees and their importance to life on Earth,” The Oregonian reported.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/28/memorial-to-honor-50000-bumble-bees-that-died-in-oregon-parking-lot/#ixzz2XVyoE4uY

“Who counted ’em?”


“Who went around and counted all those dead bumblebees?”

“I dunno.”

“Well, how do we know that it was 50,000?”


“How do we know that it wasn’t 5,000? Or 500?”


“Do they have them lined up in tiny caskets in groups of 100?”


*sigh* Fifty thousand sounds like a wild-assed guess to me, and wild-assed guesses are HUGELY inflated for…

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