Monday, August 13, 2012

Warbling South and Crabby Crickets

Here's what's happening outside this week:

Many birds are molting their bright summer colors.

Warblers are beginning to move south, and swallows will soon follow.

Crab apples are now ripe.

Snowy crickets are making noise in the evenings.

Young red squirrels are leaving their mothers’ sides to go off on their own.

Learn more about how nature change over the seasons, and keeping records can improve your relationship with nature and provide a unique perspective on our planet’s systems and cycles this Saturday and Sunday at this month’s Nature Journaling Wonder Weekend!

At the event, you and your family can have fun with phenology – explore a variety of nature records and techniques, practice on our grounds, and find the journaling style that works for you. Learn how to get started, get tips from experts, enjoy hands-on journaling activities, check out displays and nature photography, and more!

Phenology Wheels: Earth Observation Where You Live presentation by Anne Forbes (Partners in Place, LLC) – 1pm Saturday and Sunday

Learn about tracking your nature observations on a circular, year-round journal and get started on a sample phenology wheel to take home! Find out more about the presentation at

Wonder Weekend Event Details
Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive, Monona, WI 53716
Date/Time: Saturday, August 18, 11 am – 4 pm and Sunday, August 19, Noon-4 pm
Fee: $5.50/person; ALNC members receive free admission for three people.
Information/Register: or 608-216-9371