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Specimens at Denver Botanic Gardens Document Climate Change

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Specimens at Denver Botanic Gardens Document Climate Change

moisture.  Climate records show that both have increased in Colorado over the last 100 years.  Although there is much year-to-year variability, there is a significant change overall, and it appears more dramatic here in Colorado than has been reported in places like Massachusetts. This summer, Francesca Aguirre-Wong ('10) with  DU undergraduates Ryan Whittney and Rob Robinson are working on an expansion of this project, doing the painstaking work of verifying each...

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Bioblitz! A comprehensive biological survey

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Bioblitz! A comprehensive biological survey

An overview of the findings: ·        Plants: 322 ·        Mammals 20 ·        Birds: 62 ·        Amphibians and Reptiles: 18 ·        Fish: 3 ·        Moths: 181 ·        Butterflies: 29 ·        Other Insects: 280 The following was written by Renée Rondeau of CNHP about the event highlights: PLANTS:  Located Allionia incarnata a plant that has only been collected in Colorado 4 other times, this plant is in the Four O'Clock family and the species is common in the Sonoran and Chiuhuahan Deserts. ...

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