We humans think we understand why trees shed leaves in the fall. As the leaves stops making chlorophyll, the tree seals off the old leaf and then essentially “cuts” it loose from the tree as it no longer needs it. Not only is the production of chlorophyll stopping and leaves dropping, but another process is […]
Storm clouds follow a pattern. If you know one of the patterns, you can predict a storm days in advance. The storm pattern I am about to describe happens between 30° to 60° north latitude which would include North America and Europe and parts of Asia and from 30° to 60° south latitude. The clouds […]
I woke up to the smell of rain. I walked in my garden and breathed deeply of the scent of good Earth. Moist dewy air filled my lungs. The rain hadn’t touched the Earth but it smelled of it just the same. Where does this scent comes from? In 1964, Australian scientists found that earthy […]
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 […]
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