Are We Prepared for the Winter of 2017? January 4, 2017 Rhode Island,

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Are We Prepared for the Winter of 2017? January 4, 2017 Rhode Island, Rhode Island Monthly
... Last winter, an ample mast crop — the acorns and seeds generated the previous summer — kept the herbivores, like deer, well fed. This summer, however, a persistent drought, along with the broad defoliation of the oak trees by the gypsy moth invasion, rendered the mast crop a failure.  “There’s not as much food around,”  ...


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