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We recently heard from Ella Stroupe, CPCTMN Class of 2018, regarding her activities in the newly approved CoCoRaHS project: “I recently joined CoCoRaHS. (www.cocorahs.org) If you are interested in the weather, this might be for you. This is a project that collects data on daily rain amounts, soil temperatures, thunder, etc. Right now I’m focusing on rain. You can also collect data on frost, soil temperature, hail, thunder, etc. I installed the rain gauge that they require. There are instructions and training on their web page. It’s important… Read More →
A new VSP opportunity has been approved for our chapter! It is the weather citizen science projects hosted by the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network, otherwise known as CoCoRaHS (pronounced as KO-ko-rozz) . CoCoRaHS is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds who work together by measuring and mapping precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities. To join this project you will need to purchase one of their official rain gauges and you read it after a rain… Read More →
On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 16 birders identified 40 species of birds on a morning walk. Sightings included: Lesser Scaup, Spotted Sandpiper, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, Crested Caracara, and two Magnolia Warblers. See eBird link for complete list, along with example photos and calls. Bird walks will resume in the Fall on the first Wednesday of the month.