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Tulips and students

Journey North Test Gardens: February 27, 2014
With more snow and cold on the way, will gardens emerge on schedule?

Debra Templin

Stamp

Mystery Class: February 27, 2015
Where am I? With three weeks of data, can you tell which Mystery Class sites are north and south of your hometown?

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Monarch butterflies

Monarch Butterflies: February 26, 2015
There's a flurry of activity now as thirsty monarchs break out of their clusters in search of water. This is the beginning of colony break-up in advance of spring migration.

Estela Romero

Bird Weather & Songbird Migration: February 25, 2015
It's still too early for much movement, but Dr. David Aborn tells us the first signs of spring are appearing! 

Laura Erickson
Hummingbird

Hummingbirds: February 25, 2015
They're Here! The first migrating ruby-throated hummingbirds have arrived in Gulf Coast states, right on time. Do they cross into the Gulf States by land or by sea?

Donald Rash

American Robin

American Robins: February 24, 2015
Winter still rules. The deep cold drives hungry robin flocks to trees, shrubs, and vines where they fuel up on winter berries.

Laura Erickson

Students in Mexico

Symbolic Migration: February 23, 2015
Search for the butterfly you made last fall and see the students in Mexico who received it. 

 

Cranes

Whooping Cranes: February 23, 2015
Young cranes learn life skills through play, and the most playful at the St. Marks pen site is cheery #8-14. See why she's dubbed "Tiny Dancer."

Beverly Paulan

Snow monkey Mystery Class: February 20, 2015
Time to wake up? Clocks around the world are set at different times. This week, explore time zones to get ready for special clues coming in March.

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Snowman

Journey North Test Gardens: February 20, 2014
The first garden bloomed this week while snow and cold continued to blast across North America. 

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Monarch butterflies

Monarch Butterflies: February 19, 2015
Spring is approaching for monarchs in Mexico, but last week's hail storm proved that winter's not over yet.

Estela Romero

Hummingbird

Hummingbirds: February 18, 2015
Get ready! Winter might feel like it's here to stay, but the rubythroats will be arriving soon. They typically start their journey north by the end of February. 

Annette Carson

American Robin

American Robins: February 17, 2015
Robins have hunkered down in the wintry blasts of the past week. How are they keeping warm?

Gerard Prouix

Gray whales

Gray whales: February 16, 2015
It's shaping up to be a record-setting season for gray whales as their journey north begins!

Alisa Schulman-Janiger

Tulips and students

Journey North Test Gardens: February 13, 2014
The map is speckled green with emerging gardens. Look for a pattern and predict which gardens will be the next to turn green

Ina Mogenson 

Sphenodon punctatus Mystery Class: February 13, 2015
Where am I? With three weeks of data, can you tell which Mystery Class sites are north and south of your hometown?

Wikipedia
Monarch butterflies

Monarch Butterflies: February 12, 2015
The monarch's winter home in Mexico is surprisingly cold. Temperatures often fall to freezing! Why do monarchs migrate to such a cold place?

Dr. Lincoln Brower

American Robin

American Robins: February 10, 2015
Our citizen scientists have reported winter robins in 46 states and 6 provinces. What are they eating? Observers report surprises!

Wido Hoville

Monarch butterflies

Monarch Butterflies: February 9, 2015
The U.S. government announced a $3.2 million initiative for monarch conservation.

Randy Klauk

Track the Seasons to Solve a Mystery Mystery Class: February 6, 2015
What am I? What will this week's second set of photoperiod clues reveal about the mystery sites?
Tulips and students

Journey North Test Gardens: February 6, 2014
The first tulips of 2015 have emerged! As you wait for your garden to grow, tell us about yourselves. Report your Garden Profile to the new map.

Donna S. Hillcrest Elementary

Monarch butterflies Monarch Butterflies: February 5, 2015
Monarchs from across the continent are now clustered by the millions in a small region of Mexico. This year, half of the monarchs are concentrated in only one of the 12 overwintering sites. How does this year compare to previous years?


Hummingbird

Hummingbirds: February 4, 2015
All hummingbirds do not go to Central America in the winter. While we wait for the start of the spring migration, watch the maps for sightings reported during this in-between season.

Ann Gillis

Cranes

Whooping Cranes: February 3, 2015
Not all of the eastern flock's cranes are wintering in Florida. Some are "seeing their breath" where it's snowy and cold. How do they cope?

Ted Thousand

American Robin

American Robins: February 3, 2015
Are you seeing robins where you live? Put your sightings on our map as citizen scientists show where robins are present on their winter range. Welcome to Journey North's 22nd season!

Anne Cooke

Gray whales

Gray whales: February 2, 2015
It's shaping up to be a record-setting season for gray whales as their journey north begins!

 

Bald eagle

Sunlight and the Seasons: February 1, 2015
Our Earth moves 18 miles per second as it revolves around the sun. Watch the entire web of life respond to the seasonal changes in sunlight.  How is your daylight changing?

 

Kerry Maye

Track the Seasons to Solve a Mystery Mystery Class: January 30, 2015
Welcome to the Mystery Class Seasons Challenge! Can you find the ten secret locations by tracking weekly changes in sunlight?
Monarch butterflies Monarch Butterflies: January 27, 2015
This year's monarch population is second smallest ever, 80% below the historic average. There are 57 million monarchs compared to a long-term average of 300 million. Half of this year's monarchs are residing in only one of the 12 traditional sites.

Cranes

Whooping Cranes: January 9, 2015
The seven crane-kids in the Class of 2014 got a surprise on January 5 when they were captured and banded. How are they doing?

St Marks Photo Club

Tulips and students

Journey North Test Gardens: January 8, 2014
Get ready to track the greening of spring! Gather your observations, questions, data, and garden profiles all together in a journal.
 

 

Track the Seasons to Solve a Mystery Mystery Class: January 2015
Happy New Year! Mystery Class starts January 30th. This month, explore how different places receive different patterns of sunlight over the course of the year.
Students

Sunlight and the Seasons: Welcome 2015!
The northern winter solstice marked a turning point from decreasing to increasing daylight in the Northern Hemisphere. Report your daylight and signs of the season. 

 

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