Friday, October 21, 2011

Shorter Days Of Fall Affect Animals & Plants


Some of us like the change but it seems most folks aren’t too happy to see the days get cooler and nights get longer. Plants and animals are affected too.

Migratory birds are a prime example. A Dark-eyed Junco nesting in northern Canada responds to the first shortening days of summer with a series of physical changes: its reproductive organs become inactive and shrink in size, hormones stimulate the rapid growth of a new set of feathers (its non-breeding plumage), and fat deposits develop to provide fuel for the long migratory flight ahead.

Plants in temperate zones must also set their calendars accurately in order to flower and, for deciduous species, develop and drop leaves at the optimal time. Read the entire article.

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