It’s wondrous to me how, on so many holler walks, my citizen-scientist-self — focused as it is on phenological details of another life — allows my citizen-philosopher (or some other self) to surface, revealing something new, deepening my relationship with that other being and with the holler as our common home.
Read the whole post: Earth Day and a drowned out March for Science in the holler – HollerPhenology
I caught this West Virginia White butterfly on a Foamflower yesterday, April 19th, 2017
Source: The View From Frog Pond Holler
The state’s GOP leadership tried to make the state more business-friendly. Now residents are saying their water isn’t safe to drink.
Source: Environmental Regulations and Business in North Carolina – The Atlantic
Nearly 90 percent of Kentucky’s electricity is from coal — the cheap energy source that helped build its manufacturing economy. Now it’s struggling to respond as more businesses want clean energy.
Source: Big Business Pushes Coal-Friendly Kentucky To Embrace Renewables : NPR
The Halberdleaf and woodland yellow violets are long gone, but all of the later-flowering violets are out now, so here are some fresh images of the other ones:
Source: Songs and flowers in the holler this week: hooded warbler, stonecrop, wood anemone and more violets – HollerPhenology
On holler walks this week I collected images of some open flower phenophases, and a beetle I’ve been trying to photograph for 17 years.
Source: A week of old favorites and a welcome surprise in the holler – HollerPhenology
In March I posted some information and photos of plants I observe for Penn State’s “shady invader” project. This week I figured out that the lone honeysuckle bush in the holler is an Amur honeysuckle, another one of the species being tracked.
Source: The holler’s ‘shady invaders’ — an update – HollerPhenology