Webinar Title: Phenology and YOU: Bringing Leopold into Our Time
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Webinar Date: 10/05/2021
Webinar Time: 7:00p-8:00p
So what is phenology? Phenology is the study of patterns and cycles found within nature spurred by seasonal changes.
Aldo Leopold, best known as the author of A Sand County Almanac, was a keen observer of the natural world. Throughout his life, he kept daily journals recording observations of seasonal events, especially those occurring at his beloved “Shack” on the Leopold farm. Leopold’s meticulous phenological observations have provided us with an unparalleled record of when plants bloomed, birds migrated, and other natural events occurred. Comparing his observations of hundreds of natural events to recent records has helped us understand how climate change is affecting the ecological community.
Cost: no charge
Dr. Stan Temple
Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Senior Fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation
The Aldo Leopold Foundation