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Mystery Class

February 12, 2016
Where am I? With three weeks of data, can you tell which Mystery Class sites are north and south of your hometown?
   
Monarch butterfly
Art Howard, ArtWorks

Monarch Butterflies

February 11, 2016
It's peak season in Mexico now. As temperatures rise, the butterflies break out of their clusters and fill the air. Ecotourism also peaks as Estela Romero explains.

Tulips and students
Susan Voshell

Journey North Test Gardens

February 10, 2016
The first tulips of 2016 have emerged! Find the early-emerging gardens and discover more gardens in unique sites across the Northern Hemisphere.

Robin
Jody Roberts

American Robins

February 10, 2016

Over 157,000 robins have been reported to Journey North since January 1st! What foods are your wintering robins eating? Where are they finding water?

Whooping cranes and aircraft
Operation Migration
Whooping Cranes

February 6, 2016
Instead of being guided by aircraft the final 24 miles to their new winter home, the Class of 2015 arrived in crates. See the finish.
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CIA
Mystery Class

February 5, 2016
What am I? What will this week's second set of photoperiod clues reveal about the mystery sites?
Monarch butterfly
Estela Romero

Monarch Butterflies

February 4, 2016
Estela Romero visits El Rosario Sanctuary where local guides share hopeful news.

Robin
Linda S.

American Robins

February 3, 2016

Across North America, citizen scientists are reporting their first robin, waves of migrating robins, the first robin song they hear, and their first earthworms.

 

Whooping cranes and aircraft
Doug Pellerin
Whooping Cranes

February 1, 2016
The Class of 2015 crossed into Florida Jan. 30. Their winter home, and the final ultralight-led migration for the eastern flock, is one flight away.
Students, Sunlight and Long Shadows Mystery Class

January 29, 2016
Welcome to the Mystery Class Seasons Challenge! Can you find the ten secret locations by tracking weekly changes in sunlight?
Whooping cranes and aircraft
Operation Migration

Whooping Cranes

January 25, 2016
The Class of 2015's winter home is just two flights away! The final flight of this journey south will be the end in another way too.

Kids playing in snow
Joanne Hamilton
Sunlight and the Seasons

January 20, 2016
The northern winter solstice marked a turning point from decreasing to increasing daylight in the Northern Hemisphere.  "We are excited to observe our changes in daylight!"
Whooping cranes and aircraft
Operation Migration
Whooping Cranes

January 18, 2016
Now in Georgia and within 150 miles of the finish line, the team has been grounded by rain, winds or fog since January 14. Stay tuned!
Monarch butterfly

Monarch Butterflies

January 14, 2016
Are more monarchs present this winter due to record warm temperatures in the eastern United States?

Whooping cranes and aircraft
Operation Migration
Whooping Cranes

January 11, 2016
Grounded by winds a whole week, the team finally knocked off another 46 Alabama miles on January 11. Four stopovers to the final landing!
Tulips and students
Susan Voshell
Journey North Test Gardens

January 8, 2016
Get ready to track the greening of spring! Gather and share observations, questions, data, and garden profiles.

Students
Journey North
Symbolic Migration

January 2016
Symbolic Monarchs have arrived in Mexico and are now in the hands of children who live near the monarch sanctuaries. Estela sends pictures.

Whooping cranes and aircraftOperation Migration

Whooping Cranes

January 4, 2016
Crossing Alabama! The weather cooperated on January 3 and the team launched into a double-leg flight of 96 miles. How many stops remain?
Sun
Elizabeth Howard
Sunlight and the Seasons

December 22, 2015
Is the winter solstice your shortest day of the year? Report your daylight for December 22, 2015.
 
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