If human beings disappeared tomorrow, the world would go on with little change. But if invertebrates were to disappear, I doubt that the human species could last more than a few months.
The good news is that nothing is inevitable about insect decline.... Each of us can help bring insects back by collaborating on a collective preserve built out of our own private yards — a concept that entomologist Doug Tallamy calls the “homegrown national park” in his new book, Nature’s Best Hope.
Even in places where they’ve declined [we are told], insects are still clinging to the edges. If we open the door for them a little, they can bounce back.
It would be wise to take that lesson to heart.
We don't have much time left.