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The Effects of Climate Change (Botany)

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Vivian Liu

on 1 March 2013

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Vivian Liu
Period 2 The Effects of Climate Change on Glacier Lilies Glacier Lily located in meadows of mountains
6-16 inches tall, 1-3 inches wide bears, rodents, deers, elks, gophers, and sheep
hummingbirds and bumblebees Affected mammals and insects: all parts are edible blossoms in sub-alpine areas after the snow melts during Spring season Preferred Climate: Found in the Rocky Mountains and from British Columbia to New Mexico Climate Changes Glacier lilies bloom 17 days
earlier compared to the 1970s Global Warming leads to high temperature, causing glacier lilies to adapt to an earlier spring season Climate Effects In places like Rocky Mountains, the snow melts earlier and faster. Arrival of hummingbirds and
bees are not synchronized exposed to frost damage harms reproduction cycle do not pollinate the
flowers early enough withers away animals and insects lose a food source If temperature continues to increase.... in 20 years, hummingbirds will miss the blooming of the first glacier lilies glacier lilies will move up
to a higher elevation hummingbirds may disappear from the Southern Rockies
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