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SINGING IN THE GARDEN
If you are interested in adding
your observations to the effort,
you can find more information on
these websites.

plants as I find them along the roadsides and now it turns out that there's
an organization, Project Budburst, as
interested in bloodroot and coltsfoot
FOR BIRD LOVERS:
as I am. Their website collects reports
gbbc.birdcount.org
about almost any native plant you
nestwatch.org
might encounter and includes inforFOR NATURE LOVERS:
mation about first flower, full flower,
outdoors.org/wp-content/
first fruit, full fruit and when all the
uploads/2018/04/
plant's leaves have withered. My
iNaturalistQuickGuide.pdf
fourth-grade students participated
(projects sponsored by the
this year by studying and reporting
Appalachian Mountain Club)
on dandelions in our schoolyard.
nursery. I count the monarchs and
monarchwatch.org
The best part of providing all this
tag them for Monarch Watch and I
FOR SKY WATCHERS:
data to scientists is knowing that they
also report spring sightings to Jourcocorahs.org
are using it to think deeply about how
ney North.
globeatnight.org
our earth is changing. Being able to
In addition to tracking butterflies,
see the smallest trends helps them to
Journey North collects data about
FOR GARDENERS:
projectbudburst.org
see the biggest picture. I like to think
frogs, red-winged blackbirds, robins,
journeynorth.org
that all the citizen scientists around
earthworms, eagles, orioles and other
the world, studying and reporting on
plants and animals with predictable
the bees in our gardens, the choirs of
patterns. I love looking at the maps as
they show the hopeful progression of spring flowers and frogs singing in our wetlands and the budding of dogwoods across our forests are helping to change public
migrations moving northward at winter's end.
I've always shouted out the names of the first flowering policy, one small data point at a time.

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