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Tulips and students
Erin Hollingsworth

Journey North Test Gardens

April 17, 2015
Last fall's experiments in the Test Garden are now under review and revealing interesting results.

   
Sites around globe
Wikimedia Commons
DHershman;J.Paulson;Alexanderg
;acs;DIMSFIKAS;.NSF

Mystery Class

April 17, 2015
Just one week left to submit your answers! What did you discover about sunlight and seasonal change in your search?

Monarch butterflies
Jack Conner

Monarch Butterflies

April 16, 2015
With milkweed paving the way, the leading edge of the migration is now 1,500 miles from the overwintering region in Mexico. How do monarchs find the milkweed they need for egg-laying?

Bird
Mike's Birds, Wikipedia

Weather & Songbird Migration

April 15, 2015
"April showers may bring May flowers, but they don't do much for songbird migration!" notes David Aborn. According to the weather map, what's the outlook for birders?

Hummingbird
Sarah Mayhew

Hummingbirds

April 15, 2015
With males in the lead, Ruby-throats reached the shores of Lake Erie, and Rufous hummingbirds advanced eastward.

American Robin
Amy Evoniuk

American Robins

April 14, 2015
Nesting reports increased this week and spring robin behaviors thrilled observers in much of the robins' range. Can you name the tune they're singing?

Gray whales and drone
Woods Hole O.I.

Gray whales

April 13, 2015
A small drone called a hexicopter will help scientists photograph and study the northbound moms and babies as they migrate up the Central California Coast. Find out why!

 

Tulips and students
Rose Marie Cook
Journey North Test Gardens

April 10, 2015

Since last week, twenty more gardens reported emerging tulips and 19 others observed first blooms. How does your garden compare with other locations? 

 

Red roof
Wikipedia

Mystery Class

April 10, 2015
The final clues are here! It's time to find the secret locations and submit your answers.

Bird
Laura Erickson

Weather & Songbird Migration

April 8, 2015
"While there might be a lot of birds arriving, they won’t be able to get very far," predicts David Aborn as we look at this week's weather map.

Hummingbird
Andy Wilson

Hummingbirds

April 8, 2015
Ruby-throats zipped north to 41°N this week, and Rufous hummingbirds have begun to migrate into eastern Washington. North Americans are buzzing with excitement.

American Robin
Andy Wilson

American Robins

April 7, 2015
The robin chorus is spreading and the rush for robin real estate is on. Find out if your neighborhood has what a robin seeks in a territory.

Gray whales
Alisa Schulman-Janiger

Gray Whales

April 6, 2015
The big push of northbound moms with calves is still ahead, and now we're in a lull in a season that still shows amazing numbers.

 

Cranes
Laura Erickson

Whooping Cranes

April 5, 2015
The five remaining young cranes of the Class of 2014 began their first journey north April 3rd! What's the high suspense about?

 

Tulips and students
Rose Marie Cook

Journey North Test Gardens

April 3, 2015
It's April and signs of spring are all around us. Find out where tulips are emerging and blooming. 

 

Ancient Structures
Wikipedia

Mystery Class

April 3, 2015
Looking for Clues? The third set of Continent, Country, and City clues is here to narrow the search even further. Final clues are next week.

Monarch butterflies
Bill Jarvis

Monarch Butterflies

April 2, 2015
Migration enters Texas! The monarch parade began on Sunday and continued all week. What will this latest-ever arrival mean for spring production?

Bird
Laura Erickson

Weather & Songbird Migration

April 1, 2015
"It might be April 1st," says Dr. David Aborn, "but it is no prank that spring migration has picked up! Migrants are headed your way, so get out there and give them a good welcome!"

Hummingbird
Lee Jayroe

Hummingbirds

April 1, 2015
Hummingbirds are on the move. Southern winds and warmer temperatures heated up migration this week. Nesting season has begun!


Owl
Explore.org

Sunlight and the Seasons

April 1, 2015
Nothing marks the first of April like nesting season. Catch the excitement LIVE on Explore.org and watch the families grow.  

American Robin
Marcy Cunkelman

American Robins

March 31, 2015
In a slow week for migration and robin song, a banded robin returned once again to "his" Pittsburgh back yard! Also today: Unusual photos from observers and Answers from the Expert.

Cranes
Mark Blassage

Whooping Cranes

March 30, 2015
Young #7-14 has reached Wisconsin while her Class of 2014 flock mates have not begun migration. Who's back, and how do the breeding-age cranes choose life mates? 

 
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