|Project BudBurst! This national field campaign targets native tree and flower species across the country. With your help, they compile environmental and climate change information around the United States. More than 3900 plant species are being monitored. Collect important climate change data on the timing of leafing and flowering in your area.|
|USA National Phenology Network brings together citizen scientists, government agencies, non-profit groups, educators and students of all ages to monitor the impacts of climate change on plants and animals in the United States.|
|European Phenology Network. List of Phenological networks around the world...|
|Nature’s Calendar- record and view seasonal events that show the impact of climate change on UK wildlife.|
|Appalachian Mountain Club. Mountain Watch, turns hikers into "citizen scientists" who aid in the collection of data that measures the ecological health of our mountains.|
|Mid-Atlantic Phenology Network coordinates the phenological information available for the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. Phenological events and information on education and workshops. Encourages participation of citizen scientists and other researchers interested in the Mid-Atlantic region.|
|Northeast Regional Phenology Network is a cooperative network designed to coordinate phenological monitoring, facilitate data sharing and synthesize phenology data from the northeastern US and eastern Canada.|
|Ohio Phenology Gardens have been set up to record the changes in phenology events across the state of Ohio.|
|Hummingbird Monitoring Network. A science-based, project-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of hummingbird diversity and abundance throughout the Americas. Monitors hummingbird diversity, abundance, productivity, and survivorship in a variety of habitats.|
|Hummingbirds.net, information on attracting, watching, feeding, and studying North American hummingbirds. Report your first Ruby-throated- map of sightings.|
|Operation RubyThroat, participants observe the Ruby-throated Hummingbird in their home countries and share information. Data they collect about hummingbird behavior and distribution are submitted to a central clearing house, analyzed, and then disseminated through this Operation RubyThroat Web site.|
|Monarch Watch is an educational outreach program based at the University of Kansas that engages citizen scientists in large-scale research projects.|
|"One in every three mouthfuls of food we eat
depends on pollination by bees and other animals."
Recent Issues Blog Posts
Our Universe is absolutely huge! We are but a speck in space.
The Climate Accountability Institute has updated its Carbon Majors Project which details the direct and product-related emissions traced to the major industrial carbon producers in the oil, natural gas, coal, and cement industries through 2013.
Avgas (aviation gas) contains lead and avgas is unregulated. Aviation aircraft is the single largest source of lead emissions.
Record Warmth in Northeastern Canada, Norway, Denmark. Record cold in Indiana and Arkansas.
Recent Building Blog Posts
Klinker or clinker bricks were overcooked rejects, a product of intense and smokey coal-fired kilns. They were considered a waste product until early Craftsman builders found their sculptural architectural merits.
Beautiful buildings but the thought of birds flying into the glass is dreadful, so all large panes of mirror should have a deterrent, like a hawk cut-out or strips of ribbon hanging in front. Nesting season would be a particularly problematic time.
No maintenance, long lasting, impenetrable poplar bark siding is a cradle to cradle siding option.
Bark Walls. Bark is waterproof and will not rot; its familiar surface is richly graphic.
Recent Art Blog Posts
Bark Furniture and Accessories. Bring bark indoors. It is long lasting and visually interesting.
Karen Hackenberg paints local beach-found detritus that washes up near her Discovery Bay, Washington studio.
Drawing on pristine snow with snowshoes.
An overlooked sculpture medium. Wet the adzuki beans and mix with glue.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
Small-scale farmers in Africa and Asia are being forced off their land...
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
Is the Plastic Trash Island floating in the Pacific Ocean a myth?