Climate Change Affecting Hares

by Rachel Baker on September 9, 2013

Snowshoe hares turn white in the winter to match the snow and brown in the summer. What happens to the snowshoe hare that doesn’t change color at the right time of year? NPR has that story.

The effects of climate change often happen on a large scale, like drought or a rise in sea level. In the hills outside Missoula, Mont., wildlife biologists are looking at a change to something very small: the snowshoe hare.

Life as snowshoe hare is pretty stressful. For one, almost everything in the forest wants to eat you.

http://www.npr.org/2013/09/08/220188619/climate-change-leaves-hares-wearing-the-wrong-colors

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