Don't look now, but summer has suddenly vanished...
and Autumn has arrived!
FLORA AND FAUNA AND THE FOREST WORLDCLIMATE CHANGE SEASONS
Rain has fallen at last ...ten vital mm. to dampen the grass and revive thirsty plants. But never enough to replenish our water supplies. We look anxiously at the long range weather forecast and see thunderstorms predicted, so we cross our fingers tightly. We desperately need more rain. One hundred mm. would be welcome, not just to moisten the earth but to swell our streams and water courses , and replenish the water table. Temperatures have suddenly dropped too, by an enormous 15C. At last we can safely venture outside, albeit under cloudy skies. But the forest has changed, and Autumn seems to have arrived in one fell swoop. While the azure blue skies that filled our world with brightness have turned to grey , some trees have donned their autumn foliage and shine out from the forest like beacons. But how did it happen so quickly?