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TheDailyBeast: Nature Gone Awry: Ticks, Plants & Birds, Oh My!

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Early Bugs, Late Bloomers

The birds and the bees will get an early start this year, as they, too, warm to the suddenly clement weather. The emergence of mosquitos, ticks, ants, ladybugs, and termites in the unseasonably good weather may cause some problems, however, as critters awakening from their winter rest come out to find that the flowers and plants they feed on may not have bloomed yet. In areas of the country where there was little snow and rain, spring flowers may not produce enough nectar to support suddenly active colonies of bees, causing them to rely on depleted stores of honey, pollen, and water.

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