Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Could Climate Change Affect Gray Squirrels?

This excellent recent essay on the Chattanooga website Nooga.com notes an apparent absence of gray squirrels in that city, and ponders the possibility that this trend could be related to climate change.

The author, Jean Lomino of the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center, does not reach any firm conclusions, but raises a significant issue, reminds us of the importance of every species and our responsibility to understand and protect the entire web of nature.

It's strange and sobering to think of the possibility of the southeastern US without its gray squirrels.


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