Newsflash!!-- February 11, 2017, Southwest MO and 78 degrees Fahrenheit! The climate has definitely changed since I arrived 24 years back! I've even noticed a change in the animal and plant species that inhabit our region. Normally this time of year one would expect temperatures in the 30's at midday, but today we are pushing 80. Wow, I think I might be ok with the change in temp. I don't think the natural inhabitants are handling it as well though. How about you?