Early spider orchids and Buffish mining bees: when climate change interferes with pollination

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The occurrence of seasonal events in living things (such as leaf out and flowering, egg laying, etc) is closely related to seasonal variations in climate. Over the long term, climate change can provoke changes in the timing of these events and lead to phenological mismatches among species that depend on perfectly-timed interactions for survival. Read the article in French for a telling example: the pollination of the early spider orchid by the Buffish mining bee.

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