I have been quite concerned by the lack of insects.
Back in the 'eighties, and probably the 'nineties too, even a relatively short car journey in the evening would result in a windscreen absolutely covered in splattered insects.
Three or four years ago, it suddenly dawned on me that this is no longer the case - nowadays, the windscreen would still be clear after driving over 100 miles!
This year, however, for the first time, I have noticed an increase. Not a huge one, but an increase nonetheless.
We live in the countryside, and I regularly walk across fields. Some are grazed and some have crops. As well as wider strips around the edges of the fields now being left uncultivated, there are also some much larger areas being left too.
On some of my recent evening walks, I've seen more insects than I had seen for years, which is very promising.
I'm always happy if I see deer, foxes or badgers on my evening walks, but I would never have imagined that I'd be happy to see insects too - but I am.