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WOW- What is a Naturalist?

Posted on 09. Apr, 2017 by .

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What is a naturalist? The dictionary says a naturalist is “A person who specializes in natural history, especially in the study of plants and animals in their natural surroundings. “ Are you a naturalist? As we think about conserving the land around us it seems only natural that we want to know about what lives in our area. What are the names of the wildflowers, grasses, trees, insects, mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, and […]

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WOW-It’s the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Posted on 12. Feb, 2015 by .

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This weekend, Feb. 13-Feb 16, is President’s Day weekend and that means it’s time for the Great Backyard Bird Count. This is an easy way to participate in Citizen Science in your own yard or neighborhood. The GBBC was started in 1998 and is organized by The Cornell School of Ornithology and The Audubon Society. […]

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WOW-Great Backyard Bird Count!

Posted on 10. Feb, 2014 by .

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This weekend, Feb. 14-17, is the annual Great Backyard Bird Count.  This event offers anyone an opportunity to participate in Citizen Science.  All you need is 15 minutes or more of your time and the ability to identify the birds you see.  Don’t know a lot about birds?  That’s ok.  Get a field guide to […]

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WOW-Great Backyard Bird Count in progress!

Posted on 16. Feb, 2013 by .

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It’s happening right now!  The Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend.  You can go to this website- http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/ to submit your count and to see what others are doing.  And, as promised, we have pictures from the local area. New birders Michele and Arielle Trovanto sent me pictures they made this morning!  And I’m including […]

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WOW! Great Backyard Bird Count!

Posted on 12. Feb, 2013 by .

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This weekend Feb. 15-18, is the Great Backyard Bird Count.  Every year on President’s Day Weekend people all over North America count the birds in their yard, their neighborhood, a park or any place they like.  This year the count is open to people all over the world.  Here’s a link that can help you […]

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WOW- Project Feederwatch!

Posted on 05. Nov, 2012 by .

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This coming Saturday, Nov. 10 marks the first day to collect data for Project Feederwatch. This is a Citizen Science project of the Cornell Ornithology Lab which encourages people all over the US and Canada to identify and count the birds that visit their backyard bird feeders during the months from November to April every […]

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Citizen Science- stay engaged this summer

Posted on 06. Jun, 2011 by .

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School is out for some and will be out for all soon. Parents are often looking for projects to keep their children involved over the summer. Citizen Science projects might be just what you are looking for. Through the internet it is possible to be a part of projects that are national and international. And […]

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