Wednesday, January 12, 2022
As we are hitting the "wintery mix" days of weather here in early January where I live, I'm looking outside at "the muck and stuff" that's coming down on the snow that gave us a beloved snow day last week. Not being a winter girl, it has me longing for the signs of spring.
When we pay attention to those seasonal signs, we are following phenology.
To learn a little bit more about phenology and how it is tied to what is happening with climate change, check out this TED-Ed video:
If you can't get enough about Phenology, check out The Roving Naturalist's video on it!
It all reminded me of this video by Charles Germaine. I had the honor of sitting on a maritime foundation board with Charles over the past few years prior to the dissolving of the organization. Even prior to that, I'd been a fan of his videos and YouTube Channel. The video below is a phenology video of the "4 Seasons of Magothy River." The Magothy used to be the view outside my window at a school I taught at for 7 years (years ago).
Here as we are making our way into January, if you are needing a little visual meditation to carry you through your current weather through the other seasons, take a phenology trip to visit them through Charles Germaine's 3:41 minute movie.
Image a still from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzr-T-vjkPs
Videos from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCz_lX0lf1w&t=6s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNs3XpRmRfI