Climate-Induced Phenotypic Mismatch

Will this lingering, late snow make it easier to spot mammals that dramatically molt between seasons? I’ve been seeing posts on the local naturalist groups of molting snowshoe hares and ermine, who are adopting their summer color perhaps too fast for this (very) late spring! For instance, check out this photo posted today to the Minnesota Naturalists group by Don Brown:

Originally posted on Facebook to Minnesota Naturalists. Reposted with the photographer’s permission.

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