It’s been particularly cold this fall, which may have you wondering what kind of winter we’ll have this year and what our changing climate has in store for our state. Sierra (guest-hosting for Casey) shares some predictions that climate scientists have made for our region and encourages listeners to share their climate-related observations with researchers.
The leaves of plants are food for myriad organisms, including humans. But plants can’t afford to have all of their leaves eaten, and so they’ve evolved strategies to defend themselves. Daniel lists some of the ways leaves deter herbivores, including some new research that looks at how even the shape of a leaf can help keep it from being eaten.
- Nature’s Notebook
- In Defense of Plants: The Role of Leaf Shape on Insect Herbivory
This episode aired on Radio Boise in November 2019 and featured music by Toy Zoo.