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The good news and bad news of a drought

When rain and water in general are scarce, it’s a bad news/good news situation. In today’s News-Press, an article discusses both the good and the bad about drought in relation to the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in southwestern Florida. Without rain to replenish the swamp, species that depend on water for laying eggs and for food (like endangered wood storks and other wading birds, frogs and insects) have a hard time. Wood storks might not even nest this year, the article reports. Drier conditions, though, mean it’s easier for visitors to see land animals like Florida black bears and deer — and it also helps bald cypress trees to germinate. As with so many areas in life, you take the bad with the good….

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