Minnesota Phenology

Minnesota Phenology

by Larry Weber

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878395590
Publisher: North Star Press of Saint Cloud
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Pages: 278
Sales rank: 820,501
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Larry Weber has taught science for nearly thirty years. In a phenology-based course, he shares his knowledge of the natural world, often taking his students on ''Web Walks.'' In 1993, he was named Minnesota Science Teacher of the year. Larry lives with his wife, Fran, on a farm in northeastern Minnesota, where he pursues critters with a camera and close-up lens.

Table of Contents

A Look at Phenology xiii

January 1

Perihelion 5

Black-Capped Chickadees 7

Basswood Seeds 9

Coyotes' Mating Season Begins 11

Ruffed Grouse in Deep Snow 13

Walking at Minus Thirty 15

Shrew Movements in Winter 17

Winter Lichens 19

January Daily Climate Information 21

February 23

Bear Cubs 27

Winter Wild Flower Seeds 29

Foxes Marking Territory 31

Insects on the Snow 33

Goshawks 35

Critters Dealing with Deep Snow 37

Red-Osier Dogwoods 39

Flocks of Crows 41

February Daily Climate Information 43

March 45

Tree Twigs of March 49

Red-Winged Blackbirds 51

Jumping Spiders 53

Squirrels at the Feeders 55

Maple Syrup Time 57

Anglewings 59

Canada Geese 61

Dandelions 63

March Daily Climate Information 65

April 67

Waterfowl in Rivers and Lakes 71

Return of the Phoebes 73

Trio of Frogs Waking and Singing 75

Snakes Waking in the Spring 77

Bumble Bees Spring Flights 79

Woodcocks 81

Return of the Green Darner Dragonflies 83

Hepaticas 85

April Daily Climate Information 87

May 89

Forest Floral Display 93

False Morels: The First Sign of Spring 95

Spring Azures of Early May 97

Columbines 99

The Toad Season 101

Bird Migrants of Mid-May 103

Balitmore Orioles 105

Yellow Laddyslipper Orchids 107

May Daily Climate Information 109

June 111

The Large Moths of Early Summer 115

Turtle Egg Laying 117

Irises of the Wetlands 119

Dragonflies (Four-Spotted Skimmers) 121

Spittlebugs 123

Crab Spiders on Field Flowers 125

Showy Ladyslippers 127

Bird Songs of Late June 129

June Daily Climate Information 131

July 133

The Month of Butterflies 137

Spider Nests 139

Bass wood Flowers 141

Waxy Cap Mushrooms 143

Early Migrants: Tree Swallows 145

Indigo Buntings 147

Milkweeds 149

July Raspberries 151

July Daily Climate Information 153

August 155

Late-Nesting Goldfinches 159

Morning Web Watching 161

Mushrooms and Coral Fungi 163

Clear-Wing Moths 165

Goldenrods Light Up Late August 167

Warbler Waves 169

Bats of Late Summer 171

Chantherelles 173

August Daily Climate Information 175

September 177

Nighthawks 181

The Darting Darners of September 183

The Whirligig Beetles of September 185

Hawthorns 187

Red Leaves of September: Virginia Creeper 189

The Orthoptera of Late Summer 191

The Fall Raptor Migration 193

Milk Mushrooms 195

September Daily Climate Information 197

October 199

Sparrow Diversity of Early October 203

Lingering Asters 205

Golden Tamaracks in the Swamps 207

Wooly Aphids 209

Milkweed Pods in Fall 211

Snakes Prepare for Cold 213

Migrant Bluebirds 215

Migrant Saw-Whet Owls 217

October Daily Climate Information 219

November 221

Wild Asparagus 225

Woolybear Caterpillars 227

Rusty Blackbirds 229

Small Mammals Prepare for the Coming Cold 231

A Visit to a Beaver Pond 233

Turkey-Tail Fungi 235

Snow Buntings of November 237

Flying Squirrels 239

November Daily Climate Information 241

December 243

Early-Season Tracks 247

Conifers Provide Winter Beauty and Shelter 249

Rock-Cap Ferns 251

Winter greens 253

Great Gray Owls 255

A Flock of Bohemian Waxwings 257

The Dark Week 259

Mountain-Ash Berries 261

December Daily Climate Information 263

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