Free program from our friends at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary to be held on Thursday, March 4 from 7 to 8 pm. The program is entitled “Bloom Times, Budburst, Bird Migration and Bugs: What are These Events Telling Us?”
Phenology is the science that measures the timing of life cycle events in nature and detects how the environment influences the timing of those events. As such, it is a powerful indicator of environmental change. It is also a great way for anyone to get involved in science by monitoring what is happening in their backyard!
In this presentation by HMS Board Member and Moravian College professor Dr. Diane Husic, we will explore the history of phenology, why scientists find the long-term phenology trends valuable, and what types of things have been monitored here in Pennsylvania.
This FREE program is part of the Stay at Home Speaker Series, targeted towards adults and interested learners. But of course attendees of all ages and backgrounds are welcomed!
A private link to the webinar will be emailed to all registrants about 1 hour before the start of the live program. A recording of the webinar will be posted and shared to all registrants following the event.
Only 1 registration per household permitted to allow as many households to participate as possible. Registration closes 2 hours before the start of the program.
Hawk Mountain will be recording this webinar, including all questions, comments, etc., by the audience. By participating, you agree to allow the recording to be posted on Hawk Mountain’s website, Facebook page, Instagram feed, and other media.
NATURE NUGGET: Spring is just around the corner. Here is a nod as to the symbolism behind this new season: Spring is a season overflowing with symbolism. It is a transitional time of year, when the cold and dark dwindle away and the rains of rebirth fall upon the Earth. The light begins to shine brightly once more, animals emerge once again, and plants and flowers “spring” into bloom. At this time of year, everything enters a state of renewal. This directly speaks to our mentality. Spring is a time for us to embark on new journeys and start new projects with fresh ideas. As far as physical symbols go, spring is abundant with them. Think baby animals, fresh new flowers, eggs as signs of fertility, rainbows, and pastel colors, to name a few.
“Porcupine Pat” McKinney is environmental education coordinator for the Schuylkill Conservation District and provides programming for people of all ages with an emphasis on schools, public programming and nature center development. “Porcupine Pat” hails from Marion, Ohio and has a BS with Distinction in Natural Resources – Environmental Interpretation from Ohio State. He is a recipient of the prestigious Sandy Cochran Award for Excellence in Natural Resources Education from the PA Forestry Association, the Schuylkill Pride Award, and the PAEE “Outstanding Environmental Educator Award.”