Category Archives: Phenology

Oh Happy Death

Today should have been a happy day. I found a rare gem…for me, a first-time discovery. The occurrence had been documented before, but I have stood poised through winter, waiting for the moment that I would encounter the elusive and … Continue reading

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Spring Commencing

Finally, the bloom calendar may begin. Beth and I came across some skunk cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus, blooming at Stute Springs in Waukesha County, WI on April 6. These first blooms of spring may convey the death and decay of the … Continue reading

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Flowering Time and Temperature Variation

I have been at this for some time with Ben VanderWeide, and hopefully we are nearing publication. The focus of most work to date that studies how variation in temperature affects when things flower has focused on species that flower … Continue reading

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