Compared to a century ago, we now have earlier springs and longer summers across New England. As a result, plants have adjusted the timing of when they leaf out, flower and bear fruit. Species respond to climate change in different ways, and these differences can lead to "missed encounters" between species that depend on each other. For example, a plant that flowers too late might miss its primary pollinator and fail to reproduce. Understanding how different species respond to climate change is crucial to predicting how they will thrive in our current environment.