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Beech Watch

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Winter is a great time to look for the beech trees in the forest ecology.  Since the American beech (Fagus grandifolia) holds onto its’ leaves until the spring, you can really see how important they are in sections of the forest.  Their tan leaves and serrated leaf edges are easy to spot.

Resident Bluebird 1-4-13

1-4-13 Bluebird

Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) are resident at Bernheim during the winter.  Our population has expanded greatly as we have added nest boxes.  We will be keeping an eye out for first eggs sometime in April.

Exactly 24 Hours

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              These photos were taken exactly 24 hours apart at 8:28:15 on 1-3-13 and 1-4-14.  I was attempting to see if I could perceive a difference in the position of the sun across two days.  In the end the cloud cover seemed to make the biggest difference but I […]

Nature Apps for Educators

Suggested Apps from National Environmental Education Week

National Environmental Education Week provided this list of “top rated apps” suggested for educators that teach in the outdoors.  I haven’t checked any of them out but I plan on downloading the Nature Notebook app today because of my interest in phenology.  I’ll report back with my own opinion once I’ve had a chance to […]

Pecan 12-6-12

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Outreach

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