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Notice anything different about me? Until a few minutes ago, the by-line at the header of this blog read: Adventures in Neo-Victorian, Wil...

Phenology

Phenology is the study of plants' and animals' responses to seasonal changes. Bird migrations, insect emergences, and sequences of bloom are all examples of these annual cycles.

"My Little Bees"

For the past few years, I've been documenting the annual emergence, and expansion, of a colony of Colletes, Cellophane Bees, in my garden. Days of rain, which makes the soil workable, followed by temperatures in the 70s, seem to lead to their emergence. Soil temperatures must also be important.

Cicadas

Sphecius speciosus, Eastern Cicada Killer, 2009-08-18
Dog-Day Cicadas, 2008-07-11

Fileflies

First Fireflies, 2008-06-12
First Firefly!, 2007-06-12

Magicicada, Periodical Cicadas

Magicicada Brood II emerges, 2009-06-04
I feel so dirty just reading the headline (Brood X!V), 2008-06-05
(Magi)Cicada Watch (Brood XIV), 2008-05-21

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Links

Project BudBurst
Phenology Web Links, National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service