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12 The Julian News July 28, 2010 Hands on instruction "You learn by doing" Hand Tool Use, Now Forming Maintenance, Open to everyone over 16 ,.n • __ narpen,ng Flntensive W ms One-On-One Instruction ,J C Call for course descriptions, schedules and costs General Contractor General Contractor New Construction Room Additions / Decks Remodels Over 35 Years Experience 760" 765" 2363 Lawrence Noble, Owner PO Box 1342 Julian Resident for 27 years st touc.6oeae JULIAN, CA 92036 Questions & Answers About Our Environment Dear EarthTalk: I've noticed that wildflower blooms in the mountains have been coming earlier and earlier in recent years. Is this a sign of global warming? And what does this mean for the long term survival of these hardy yet rare plants? -- Ashley J., via e-mail Electrical Gus Gatcla's #Water Well Electrical #New Meters #New Panels #Additional Circuits 'Fans & Lighting Ph. 76S 34 ! 0 cell (760) Z71 0 ! 66 License # 678670 As always, it's hard to pin specific year-to-year weather-variations and related phenomena-- including altered blooming schedules for wildflowers--on global warming. But longer term analysis of seasonal flowering patterns and other natural events do indicate that global warming may be playing a role in how early wildflowers begin popping up in the high country. University of" Maryland ecologist David Inouye has been studying wildflowers in the Rocky Mountains near Crested Butte, Colorado for four decades, and hps noticed that blooms have indeed begun earlier over the last decade. Aspen sunflowers, among other charismatic high country wildflowers, used to first bloom in mid=May, but are now are doing so in mid-April, a full month earlier. Inouye thinks that smaller snow packs in the to migrate north and to higher elevations as the climate warms, but Inouye fears his beloved Aspen sunflowers and many other American wildflowers may be lost forever as they are not able to migrate as quickly as needed in order to survive widespread surface temperature increases and escape extinction. Harte is also gloomy about the prospects for Colorado's mountain wildflowers. He predicts that the wildflower fields he and Inouye have been studying will give way to sagebrush desert within the next 50 years, seeds. The "banked" seeds, useful if not solely for preserving the genetic makeup of species that may go extinct in the wild, can also be used for future restoration projects on otherwise compromised landscapes. CONTACTS: David W. Inouye, http://chemlife.umd.edu/ facultyresearch/facultydirectory/ davidwinouye; Center for Plant Conservation, www. centerforplantconservation. org; National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, www. ars.usda.gov/main/site_main. htm?modecode=54-02-05-00. 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I, 4 Hlgnway In wynola - 760 _ f14 1414 . StateLic. N0 59, 5o• Inouye's research, between 1992 ....... ........ ee • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ee • • and 1998 such frosts killed about - a third of the Aspen sunflower Aspen sunflowers, like the one's pictured here, used to first budsinsOme3OdifferentstudyblOOminmid-May'butarenOwaredOingsOinmid-April'afull plots; but more recently, from month earlier. University of Maryland ecologist Davidlnouye 1999 through 2006, the typical thinks that smaller snow packs in the mountains are melting mortality rate doubled, with earlier due to global warming, in turn triggering early blooms. [i ", =" Call - nlJrt Huff ~. ~ ]l .... |l 2tTOMt'B'-N₯92495YearsL/c, #B45 [I three-quarters of all buds killed photo by beautifulcataya, courtesy of Flickr by frost in an average year thanks I For 30 years I have been taking care of San Diego and the backcountry's water problems. I | ~)~ ........ I to earlier blooming, whether or not the governments I big °r small" Bad taste' odor' hard water' ir°n '~°ur water problem I can I /~. ~'~u~--m~°~es I | guarantee the highest quality products at the best pfic~ I I Inouye's worrisome of the world can get a grip on vvT AN I ~: y,/E REPAIR ALL MAKES & MODELS • www.haguewatersandiego.com I conclusions are backed up by greenhouse gas emissions. ENVIRONMENTAL I 760.789.5010 ,m I experiments conducted by fellow As a hedge against such OUESTION? | SALES.SERVICE I ESTIMATESI researcher John Harte, whooveP dire predictions, the nonprofit .. ,."?. .- ..... 1 ...... beRn tt [o' -arm i elk / Residential & Commercial Water Treatment Systems-Water Testing ~ I | I a 15 year period used overhead Cemer ror Plant onservation c/o. " / ...... LicenseNo. 415453 = / I .t J-=.Wl heaters in nearby wildfloweris spearheading seed collection E/The Environmental Magazine Painting Drilling Fully Licensed and Insured License #459575 P.O. 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The San Diego Beekeeping Society provides a list of San Diego County beekeepers who utilize live removal. This list is provided as a service to the public. Before contracting Removing Bees Safely (619) 440-5027 Mike Dolinka,SDC (858) 945-5417 mdd1384@aol.com Safe & Alive RemovaI,SD (619)709-1055 safealivebeehive@yahoo.com Tom Coble, SDC (619) 607-0541 tommyc87@cox.net http://www. sandiegobeekeepingsociety.com - Alive When you call be sure to find out if they will travel to Julian or the backcountry. Many only work in a their own neighborhood. We have included only those that indicatte the will service the entire county or areas those closer to Julian. 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