Portraits of Resilience

Plant life and climate change

There has been a big change in the fauna. Some plants have decreased in number, such as birch and other trees. 
 

There has been a big change in the fauna. Some plants have decreased in number, such as birch and other trees. In addition, the heather (in forest terrain) has nearly disappeared.

There has been a large increase in the amount of grass (mainly Smyle). Ferns have also increased in number. That
is most likely because of the attack of the Pale November Moth, which killed much of the forest. In addition it killed almost all bushes (blueberries and crowberry) on the forest floor.

The reason that the attack has done so much damage is that it continued for so long. It may be that climate change has made the winter warmer and thus not as many of the eggs died during the winter. It’s something that has resulted in massive armies of moths year after year.

- Martin Kristiansen

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