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Report Links Shifting Seasons to More Pesky Pests and Plants

(Undated) -- Climate change is connected to all kinds of creepy-crawly critters, with a new National Wildlife Federation report detailing how those changes are affecting the outdoor experience. N-W-F senior scientist Doug Inkley emphasizes that hunters, anglers, bird-watchers and hikers have long known they have to cover up and watch for stinging and biting insects – and he says the risks are multiplying as seasons arrive earlier and later. The report notes garden pests also are growing in numbers, with certain types of stink bugs and other non-natives munching vegetables and other plants.

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