It’s a long way from Colorado to Wisconsin by car. How to break up more than 1,000 miles of paved monotony? You might take a detour or three to some wildlife refuges. And as long as you’re stopping to smell the roses, you might as well record their longitude and latitude and what stage of bloom they’re in. Our citizen science coordinator Sarah Newman blogged about her phenological adventure at the Project Budburst blog. Her posts are linked here:
A possible highlight of the journey might be Day 3′s investigation into how biologists are trying to keep captively bred whooping cranes from jumping the gun with nesting and dooming their broods. I hope Sarah’s trip inspires you to turn your next summer road trip into an ecological journey!