Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change
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Journey North | Mystery Class
Elizabeth Howard
Mystery Class

April 29, 2016
Today's the big day! Discover where the 10 sites have been hiding. Next week you'll meet your new friends at each site.
   
Journey North | Hummingbird
John Doerpe

Hummingbirds

April 29, 2016
Ruby-throats continue to arrive from across the Gulf. Rufous reach breeding grounds in Southcentral Alaska.

Journey North | Monarch butterfly

Monarch Butterflies

April 28, 2016
No longer their brilliant orange, the monarchs from Mexico are nearing the end — and a new generation is about to continue the journey north.

Tulips and students
Elena Grigorouk
Journey North Test Gardens

April 27, 2016
To everyone's delight, Test Gardens are emerging at the higher latitudes, even in the middle of continental land masses. When will we see Alaskan gardens emerge?
Journey North | American Robins American Robins

April 27, 2016

Robins have reached our northernmost post! As people at the farthest reaches of the breeding range celebrate new arrivals, others are welcoming babies.
Journey North | Whooping crane
Klaus Nigge

Whooping Cranes

April 25, 2015
What are the returned Whooping cranes doing now? See why crane parents are so busy during the short northern summer breeding season.

Gray whales
Gray Whales Count
Gray whales

April 25, 2016
Most of the whales migrating past California are moms and babies, and there are MANY! What challenges do windy days present?
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Journey North | Hummingbird

Hummingbirds

April 22, 2016
Hummingbirds surge north on the winds, making 2016 an early migration season.

Journey North | Mystery Class
NASA

Mystery Class

April 22, 2016
Friday is the final day to submit your answers. How did your search for the Mystery Classes change how you see Earth and the seasons?
Journey North | Monarch butterfly

Monarch Butterflies

April 21, 2016
With milkweed paving the way, the leading edge of the migration is now 1,300 miles from the overwintering region in Mexico.

Journey North | Weather and Songbird Migration

Weather and Songbird Migration

April 20, 2016
What brought flocks of fallout fun to a top birder along the Gulf? With migration getting busy, what can the rest of us look forward to?

Sunlight and the Seasons
Jim McCormac
Sunlight and the Seasons

April 20, 2015
What have you noticed about your day length? How do longer days affect seasonal happenings?
Journey North | American Robins American Robins

April 20, 2016

Homeward-bound robins have arrived across most of the breeding range and are now nesting.
Tulips and students
Debbie Blanchard
Journey North Test Gardens

April 20, 2016
There's a lot of action in the tulip Test Garden. How can you document and explore the season in your ever-changing garden?
Gray whales
Gray Whales Count
Gray whales

April 18, 2016
Our three scientific survey sites report: The babies are heading north in larger numbers and the final phase of the migration is well underway!
Journey North | Whooping crane
Operation Migration

Whooping Cranes

April 18, 2015
The aircraft-led Class of 2015 cranes has completed their first unassisted migration! What's next for these young juveniles in their first summer as wild, free whoopers?

Journey North | Hummingbird
Jeanne Harford

Hummingbirds

April 15, 2016
Through their turf war antics they show where the invisible fence lies that separates their territories.

Journey North | Mystery Class
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Mystery Class

April 15, 2016
Just one week left to submit your answers! What did you discover about sunlight and seasonal change during your search?
Journey North | Monarch butterfly

Monarch Butterflies

April 14, 2016
The monarchs are concentrated in Texas, where faded butterflies in their final flights are urgently striving to reproduce.

Journey North | Weather and Songbird Migration

Weather and Songbird Migration

April 13, 2016
After another fallout, "birds are really moving!" reported Dr. Aborn. How far north have they reached? What will weather and winds bring your way?

Tulips and students
Tom Noel
Journey North Test Gardens

April 13, 2016
Large areas of cold temperatures slow down Test Gardens this week. Do blooms last longer in cooler temperatures? Look for art in a bloom.
Journey North | American Robins American Robins

April 13, 2016

In a slow week for migration with record cold and snow, robins are still en route to the northern end of their summer breeding range.
Journey North | Whooping crane
Sue Kersey

Whooping Cranes

April 11, 2015
The Class of 2015 was hampered by low-pressure systems all week. Learn their migration locations now. How will they choose a mate when they're older?

Gray whales
Gray whales

April 11, 2016
Near Los Angeles, Alisa Schulman Janiger says, "Our cow/calf migration is well ahead of all seasons to date!" Will it be a record year?
 
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