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Journey North | Hummingbird
John Doerper

Hummingbirds

March 24, 2017
Migration continues for tiny hummingbirds. Track their progress as they search out the food they need along the way.

   
Journey North | Mystery Class
Kotivalo/CC BY-SA 4.0
Mystery Class

March 24, 2017

The second set of Continent, Country, City clues is here. Build upon last week's and narrow your search even further.
Journey North | Monarch butterfly
Estela Romero

Monarch Butterflies

March 23, 2017
Mass departure from Mexico occurred this week and 1st arrivals were reported across Texas and beyond. Spring migration is officially underway!

Journey North | Test Gardens
Journey North Test Gardens

March 22, 2017
Questions are springing up from careful observations in Test Gardens across North America. What creative ideas do you have for solving them?
Journey North | American Robins
Mary McNeill
American Robins

March 22, 2017

Winter Storm Stella blew through last week and robins hunkered down. Now spring has returned and robins are continuing toward their territories.
Journey North: Sunlight and the Seasons
Jim McCormac

Sunlight and the Seasons

March 20, 2017
The March equinox is here. Is it true that day and night are the same length on the equinox? Report signs of spring!

Journey North | Hummingbird

Hummingbirds

March 17, 2017
Hungry hummingbird migrants are looking for food to fuel their journeys. Is your outdoor habitat ready for hummingbirds?

Journey North | Mystery Class
NASA
Mystery Class

March 17, 2017

It's time for the first set of Continent, Country, and City clues. Week by week, these clues reveal fun facts that will help progressively narrow your search.
Journey North | Monarch butterfly
Dr. Ellen Sharp

Monarch Butterflies

March 16, 2017
Millions of monarchs are poised to leave Mexico and a gradual departure is already underway.

Journey North | Weather and Songbird Migration
Laura Erickson

Weather and Songbird Migration

March 15, 2017

Many songbirds arrived in many places, until winter returned with a vengeance! Find out when Dr. Aborn predicts better flying weather and where.
Journey North | Test Gardens
Wiki
Journey North Test Gardens

March 15, 2017
Warm weather can turn cold in a snap in March! Can tulip plants handle early spring's up and down weather?
Journey North | Whooping crane
Brooke Pennypacker

Whooping Cranes

March 13, 2017
The early birds have departed and the rest of the cranes are restless. How do they get ready to go?

Journey North |Gray whales
Michael H. Smith
Gray whales

March 13, 2017
The northbound migration is in full swing, including the first report of a northbound baby! Hopeful whale watchers flock to the Pacific Coast of the U.S. to see these gentle giants swimming close to shore.
Journey North | Hummingbird
Julie Joynt

Hummingbirds

March 10, 2017
Hummingbird migrants continue to arrive from their wintering grounds. March weather can make this a risky trip for early birds.

Journey North | Mystery Class
Mrs. Wibbelsman
Mystery Class

March 10, 2017

The Time Clues are here! Using equinox sunrise times, estimate and then celebrate longitude.
Journey North | Monarch butterfly
Estela Romero

Monarch Butterflies

March 9, 2017
The monarchs are preparing to depart for spring migration. Meanwhile, tags and wings are being recovered for clues about where the butterflies originated last fall.

Journey North | Test Gardens
Ms. Madanski
Journey North Test Gardens

March 8, 2017
The spring equinox is just around the corner. How will longer days of sunlight affect plant growth?
Journey North | American Robins
Edwin Mongeni
American Robins

March 8, 2017

Drinking, bathing, and hunting — migrating robins need water!
Journey North | Weather and Songbird Migration
KSchneider/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Weather and Songbird Migration

March 8, 2017

Spring migrants have started to trickle in! Will weather be favorable again for them to fly north, and for new arrivals from the tropics?
Journey North | Mystery Class Mystery Class

March 3, 2017

The Vernal Equinox is coming! Only on the equinoxes do locations at the same longitude experience sunrise at the same time. Explore this to be ready for next week's Time Clues.
Journey North | Hummingbird
Jim Vandegriff

Hummingbirds

March 3, 2017
Migrating Ruby-throats and Rufous are arriving. Watch as Gulf winds shift from north to south and bring pulses of birds across from Mexico.

Journey North | Monarch butterfly
Estela Romero

Monarch Butterflies

March 2, 2017
Mexico's dry season is reaching its peak. When, where and how do monarchs obtain the water they need to survive the winter?

Journey North | Weather & Songbird MigrationWiki_DanPancamo

Weather and Songbird Migration

March 1, 2017

Songbird migration is beginning! Dr. Aborn takes off with his report from an important wintering ground and a primer on weather and migration.

Journey North | Test Gardens
Patsy Bowen

Journey North Test Gardens

March 1, 2017
Gardeners across the continent are keeping a close eye on their Test Gardens.
Journey North | American Robins
Naomi West
American Robins

March 1, 2017

March is peak migration month. Imagine a day in the life of a migrating robin.
Gray whales
Alisa Schulman-Janiger
Gray whales

February 28, 2017
California's had fog, wind, rain...and the second latest turnaround date in 34 seasons. Experts already call it a most interesting season!
Journey North | Whooping crane
Laura Erickson

Whooping Cranes

February 27, 2017
A few restless Whooping Cranes in the eastern flock have already started moving north, including one juvenile from the Class of 2016!

Journey North | Mystery Class Mystery Class

February 24, 2017

It's prime time to zero in on the line that divides the globe into Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
Journey North | Hummingbird
Kenneth Drake

Hummingbirds

February 24, 2017
Migration is about to begin! Ruby-throated hummingbirds are fueling up and waiting for tailwinds to cross the Gulf of Mexico. When will the first arrive?

Journey North | Monarch butterfly
Estela Romero

Monarch Butterflies

February 23, 2017
Monarchs can survive all winter with little or no food. How? The cool forest is the secret.

Journey North | American Robins
Laura Erickson
American Robins

February 22, 2017

The urge to migrate is building as the breeding season approaches.
Journey North | Test Gardens
Journey North Test Gardens

February 22, 2017
Most Test Gardens still lay in waiting under the ground, but there are 44 gardens in the Northern Hemisphere where tulips have already emerged.
Journey North: Sunlight and the Seasons
Jori Samonen/Creative Commons

Sunlight and the Seasons

February 20, 2017
The March equinox is just one month away. How much has your daylight changed since the December solstice?

 
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