Collecting phenology data helps us to understand the ways of the land we live in. This seasonal information probably fills the pages of your nature journal. All you may need to do is to look at your past nature journal pages in new ways. When you look over your nature journal, ask yourself these questions. What […]
Phenology involves tracking data in your nature journal over a period of time. Phenology (fi-nol-o-gee) is observing the relationship between climate and the life cycles of plants and animals. It teaches you how to predict Earthways or nature’s cycles. These events often depend on seasonal changes involving temperature of air or soil. Botany observation notes […]
Shad spawning entering peak at Fairmount Fish Ladder — NewsWorks. The Shad are spawning in Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River. The Shadbush the usually blooms when the Shad are spawning. The Shadbush in my garden bloomed way back in March, way ahead of the Shad. A seasonal happening (phenology) that was out of sync this year.
By constructing our own local seasonal rounds we tune into the rhythms of the land. This year I will attempt to create a seasonal round. I suspect it will take more than one year to create. I am sure times will have to be adjusted and fine-tuned. The first steps are to identify those plants […]
Seasonal rounds can help us to live in harmony with the land. A seasonal round is a diagram of harvesting times of plants and animals which feed, heal and are useful to humans living in a specific place. Constructing seasonal rounds is an ethnographic technique used by researchers to help understand how humans relate to […]