Blogs & Videos: Citizen Science

A bright orange and black butterfly on a purple flower with yellow center

Every Flower Counts: Five Reasons to Add Native Plants to Your Garden

There are easy and specific things everyone can do to help out the monarch butterfly and other native pollinators. One action you can take is to beautify your yard: plant native plants, especially milkweeds, in your garden or in containers.

A little ornithology on vacation

We go on vacation to Shannon’s hometown of Trail, British Columbia each August.  Trail is a wonderful, small town along the Columbia River just north of the Canada/U.S. border.  I wanted to write this because even here I can combine vacation with a small contribution to ornithology.  Yesterday was our first morning in Trail, I got up early and went out for a walk up onto the ridge above Sunningdale, the neighborhood where Shannon’s Mom lives.