Spring Lecture

Spring Phenology

cardinal2

  First cardinal singing on January 15, 2014.

 

Chickadee

  First chickadee singing on January 15, 2014.

 

chipmunk2 First chipmunk on March 11, 2014.

 

Migrating Canada geese

Migrating Canada geese

First migrating geese on March 19, 2014.

 

robin

robin

First male robin singing, March 26, 2014.  Female robins return April 17.

 

 male red-wing blackbird calling in the marsh

First male red-wing blackbird March 27, 2014.

 

Mourning cloak
Mourning cloak

April 7th  first 60° day
Mourning cloak butterfly. One of the few butterflies that over- winter.

 

A calling wood frog with inflated abdominal sacs.
A calling wood frog with inflated abdominal sacs.April 12th
The chorus frogs started singing two days ago. If you listen to the recording, you will hear the chorus frogs and the “clucking” of the wood frog.

Toads1American toad calling April 16, 2017

 

 

First turtle  April 10, 2017

First Dandelion   April 14, 2017

 

monarch1First monarch

Nature Club

1. Create a Nature Guide At RidgePoint
Identify and photograph trees, plants and creatures that live at RidgePointe
2. Give tours around the campus
3. Create a phenology trail – highlight 10 plants and follow their changes through Spring/Summer and Fall.
Signs of Spring
AnimalHomes
ObservingGeese
Butterflies copy
Finding Balance in Nature 

WalkingPoles

Hiking Poles

 

Bur Oake

Bur Oak

 

Cloud1

WaveCloud

Sundog

Sundog

 

Trillium

Trillium

 

Bloodroot

Bloodroot

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