This from The Times of London: Many birds are laying eggs two to three weeks early. Some species have stopped migrating, and others are leaving later than normal. Meteorologists have declared this "the strangest autumn in history." Scientists believe that in some areas this year's winter may be forgotten altogether, with trees such as oaks keeping their leaves through to spring. In Ireland, bluebells are now flowering two weeks earlier than a decade ago. Hedgehogs are hibernating for just a few weeks instead of months. In addition: In Scotland, the number of annual skiers has dropped by almost 50% over the last decade. Trees are producing new leaves almost a month earlier than in 1970.
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