09 Apr '12, 10am

Hot pursuit: Amateur naturalists help track the shifting seasons

Hot pursuit: Amateur naturalists help track the shifting seasons

Susan Peters, who moved from the East Coast to Tucson, Ariz., a couple of years ago, calls her adopted town an “oasis” — never mind that it only gets 12.6 inches of rain each year on average. “I have a very green, beautiful yard with desert-adapted plants, not the East Coast kind of thing,” she says. She especially likes her 35-year-old saguaro cactus — the kind “you always see in Westerns,” she says. But if her cactus is ever going to land a starring role in the movies , it’s going to need to grow some arms, and Peters says that could take another 40 years. It’s also going to require water — lots of it, and somehow it doesn’t look as if that’s in the cards. In recent decades, the Tucson area has suffered the grip of a combination of sustained drought and high temperatures possibly unrivaled since medieval times . As they say in the movies, “the West is changing,” and so i...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-change/hot-pursuit-amateur-natur...

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