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Bumpus
03-31-2010, 09:40 AM
Perhaps this is why he wasn't battling BD in the cesspool...

http://finance.yahoo.com/real-estate/article/109203/day-of-the-grasshopper-looms

A rancher near Buffalo, Wyo., Mr. Fieldgrove was enjoying a banner year last summer when, seemingly out of nowhere, crawling carpets of hoppers marched onto his rangeland -- a harbinger of this year's infestation. In three weeks, they had eaten every blade of tender, nutritious grass on his 10,000 acres. They also ate his wife's lilac bushes. "They took it all," Mr. Fieldgrove said.

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Grasshoppers, which typically thrive in the west at densities of about eight mature insects per square yard, are a healthy part of the ecosystem -- and food for birds such as the sage grouse. But last fall, surveys found 15 per square yard in hot spots, and those numbers are expected to rise this summer. Peak infestation areas can easily hit 60 or more hungry hoppers per square yard -- a population so dense that they swarm over every surface on passing cars, cover country roads like a rug and lie so thick on grassy patches.

Has Joe temporarily left the mines to fight off this infestation and save Wyoming?





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Myles Fynch
03-31-2010, 09:54 AM
Perhaps this is why he wasn't battling BD in the cesspool...

http://finance.yahoo.com/real-estate/article/109203/day-of-the-grasshopper-looms

Has Joe temporarily left the mines to fight off this infestation and save Wyoming?


It's an uphill battle, but my money's on Joe.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2010/03/locusts-1.jpg