I live too far out in the boonies for any spraying, and I don't put chemicals down around here. I've got plenty of chicken poop for fertilizer too. There has never even been a snow plow OR salt truck out here, LOL. I'm lucky enough just to get garbage service once a week and even sometimes THEY miss me, hehe.<quoted text> I found a baby frog last spring. They seem to propagate more around the creeks here in eastern Ky. I have noticed a decline in them also. However, I notice, during the spring and summer months road crews or whoever spray the foliage and hillsides on county roads in W.V , this would lead to chemicals being leaked into culverts and small streams as well as ditch lines and uncased, hand wells. Most wells I know of are covered and cased tough. Chemicals will continue to travel though through soil and water. So, there could be various reasons that we see fewer frogs.
I have some wetlands nearby, and of course the woods surround me. Not to mention that I've got the Cumberland River just over the hill too. Only recently noticed that the tree frogs are declining. And did so rapidly. Also noticed, and I had forgotten to mention this, that the crickets and such aren't as plentiful either. It makes no sense really. I didn't see a single "Walking Stick" bug all last year. Nor any Katydids. My cat used to puke up a Katydid about once ever couple of weeks during the summer, YUK. And previous to last year, those were plentiful too. I'd ALWAYS see at least three or four huge Walking Stick bugs outside somewhere. Not now though.
Honestly, I rarely see any air traffic over head around here, I'm not near any airports nor do I seem to be on any flight paths. The only time I do see aircraft, there's a trail behind it.. Sometimes they aren't even high enough to be leaving any vapor, but there's that tell tail stream of vapor, or whatever the heck it is, behind it anyway. It's too obvious to ignore..
(Well, I do sometimes have regular aircraft, but it's just the "Pot-copter" doing it's seasonal runs to sniff out crops of Mj. "Seasonal" being the key word here, HAHA)!