UK research on the earlier emergence of trees, the caterpillars that feed on the trees, and impact on the birds that rely on the larvae to feed their young

One of the roles that moths have in nature is to act as food source for birds. An article in the Guardian this week discussed the impact that climate change appears to be having on the breeding success of great tits. Oak trees are leafing out earlier in Britain, the moths that feed on them are emerging earlier and the birds need to have their young earlier to take advantage of the food supply. The question is: can the birds adapt fast enough? I'm not aware of similar research in Canada so please post any information that you have in the comments section.

Posted by dkaposi dkaposi, January 08, 2021 02:22


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