From the USDA, an article about the effects of climate change in New England:
No matter what the groundhog says, warmer weather is coming—even if it comes a little more slowly than we’d like. In the meantime, enjoy this photo of Muir Meadows in August 2017.
Both the Associated Press and the Washington Post have articles about how road salt is affecting our rivers, streams, and brooks:
From the US Forest Service:
Scientists find a native fungus capable of destroying invasive Ailanthus while preserving native species.
With today’s warmth and rains come the fog and the snow and ice melt off. Enjoy the dynamism of New England weather and the contrasts it offers visually. One day snow, then fallen leaves. One moment brutal chill, the next pleasant warmth. Also! Expect skunk activity!
“…research by Nick Haddad, a conservation biologist at the University of Michigan’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, has demonstrated substantial improvements in biodiversity from corridors as little as 25 yards in width, well within the range, he says, of “what’s reasonable in urban landscapes.” “