Even animals that thrive in wildfires can’t cope with California’s mega-fires

Northern California’s raging wildfires have become “too extreme” even for certain types of birds that typically thrive in burned out forests, scientists say. Researchers are trying to understand how the increasingly common megafires, some of which span thousands of hectares, are impacting the surrounding ecosystem. Black-backed woodpeckers, which generally favor burned trees where they can enjoy the larvae of wood-boring […]

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