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Climate change messing with tweety birds and hunting season

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by billwald, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. billwald

    billwald New Member

    Jun 28, 2000

    "In the northern mountains of Arizona, elk spend their winters in lower elevations where there’s much less snow and the cold is less pronounced. But the decrease in high-elevation snowfall in the mountains over the last 25 years has allowed elk to forage in these areas throughout winter. Researchers found that the elks' year-round high-elevation browsing has decimated the density of seasonal woodsy plants, which, in turn, has impacted the populations of songbirds (animals you might expect would actually benefit from less snow)."