Why would I help what urbanites recoil from? Because I am not an urbanite. Plant natives, not lawns.
I along with a friend, saw a strange thing yesterday. There were white insects in the air that seemed like they were collecting themselves into balls from which filaments were streaming. This was happening from a level of about twenty feet to as far up as we could see. We had to look towards the sun, from a shadow, to see the light reflecting through the insects and the filaments. This happened in Warrenton, Oregon, which is the next city across the bay from Astoria.