Colorado Monarchs and IMMP Pilot 2021

Field Site for IMMP Pilot program in Colorado.

Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program 2021 This year I’m volunteering for a cooperative science program aimed at identifying the habitats monarchs use the most. Previous studies have not included the aspects of resource availability, site vegetation inventories, and the resources used. We all know that monarchs use milkweed for larval stages, but adults have needs for… Continue reading Colorado Monarchs and IMMP Pilot 2021

iNaturalist – Nature observation for citizen science

iNaturalist is a phone app you can use to record the things you see in the natural areas you visit.  It easy to start. Sign up at the website, Download the app from your iphone or android store.  Sign-in and take a look at the Missions to get an idea of the plants, animals and… Continue reading iNaturalist – Nature observation for citizen science

Is the bumble bee I saw a Bombus Centralis?

I have downloaded the app called iNaturalist that allows any nature observer to log their siting.  If validated, they can become part of research data.  To that end, I tried hard to get pictures for identification, but alas need more than a phone’s camera.  Without confirmation they can only be notes there so i should… Continue reading Is the bumble bee I saw a Bombus Centralis?

Garden Panoramic

Long lists. Many hours.  Planning, scheduling, bending, lifting.  But I once again have my garden ready to enjoy.  And it couldn’t come soon enough! The gardener can’t rest until the plants are watered, birds fed, and the vision meets the envisioned. This year The afternoon view in mid-July at 5PM in the afternoon. This picture… Continue reading Garden Panoramic