FACT OR FOLKLORE?
No matter what the scientific reason is for the
weather, all organisms have to cope with it. Most organisms have adapted
and evolved to different weather conditions. Palm trees can bend and
sway in high tropical winds without breaking. Polar bears have thick fat
layers and white fur to help cope with the Arctic cold. Ducks have
special oil reserved to coat their feathers to protect them from the
Not only do organisms have protection against
weather, they have developed strategies to coincide with changing
climatic seasons. For example, many vertebrates have their offspring to
coincide with "spring" to insure good weather for their young.
In many places the reproduction of amphibians coincides with the rainy