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Seminar note: “Understanding Forest Vulnerability to Climate Change”

On April 10th, Maria Janowiak gave a seminar titled “Understanding Forest Vulnerability to Climate Change” at the University of Maine. Maria is the Deputy Director of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIAC), a program of the U.S. Forest Service. In her presentation, Maria provided a summary of a vulnerability assessment that NIAC recently […]

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Making Headlines: Spring Arriving Earlier

A recent article by the Washington Post highlighted data collected through the USA National Phenology Network. The trends captured within the data demonstrate that the onset of spring (first leaf date) is occurring earlier for most of the US. It also shows that a large part of the US has experienced higher than average spring […]

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35th Annual Maine Maple Sunday

2018 marks the 35th anniversary of Maine Maple Sunday. Sugarhouses across the state will be hosting special events and activities on March 25th. Activities may include tours, demos, tastings, and much more. Find an event near you by checking out this map. Additional Resources:  https://www.discovernewengland.org/things-do/new-englands-maple-sugaring-season http://www.maine.gov/dacf/ard/market_promotion/maine_maple_sunday.shtml http://www.getrealmaine.com/Events

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2018 Volunteer Training Dates

UMaine Knox-Lincoln County Cooperative Extension office, Waldoboro, ME. March 21 – 4:00pm to 6:30pm. Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, ME. March 29  – 4:00pm to 6:30pm. Lakes Environmental Association, Bridgton, ME. April 17 – 4:00pm to 6:30pm. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME. April 24 – 12:30pm to 3:30pm. All volunteer trainings are free, but […]

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New Signs of the Season Webinar on Historical Maine Phenology

On Aug. 4, 2017, Signs of the Seasons hosted it’s third webinar in it’s summer educational series. The webinar focused on exploring historic Maine phenology and was given by Dr. Caitlin Mcdonough, a post-doctoral researcher at Acadia National Park and the Schoodic Institute. The webinar, Uncovering the Past Through Maine’s Historic Phenology Data, showcases her […]

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New Webinar Focusing on The State of Maine’s Loons

Signs of the Seasons, in partnership with Maine Audubon, is now offering an informative multimedia webinar on The State of Maine’s Loons. The webinar,  details where loons go in winter, their diet, their current population within Maine, and looks at how they are likely going to be impacted by climate change.   The webinar also explores […]

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Signs of the Seasons Offers Rockweed Phenology Webinar

Curious about how your coastal phenology data is being used? Signs of the Seasons is proud to present our 2017 Coastal Research Update webinar (recorded June 20, 2017).  Collaborating scientist Dr. Jessica Muhlin from Maine Maritime Academy outlines the importance of Ascophyllum nodosum (rockweed) and gives an update on the latest rockweed research and findings. […]

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Signs of the Seasons in the news!

Local news station WABI TV5 stopped by our Signs of the Seasons training last night at the Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden. Click the link to view the story: http://wabi.tv/2017/04/25/how-to-become-a-citizen-scientist/.

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Do You Have Phenology Anxiety?

A recent Washington Post story detailed a relatively new anxiety phenomenon: worry that natural occurrences are seriously out of whack due to climate change. Driven by this concern, people are choosing to become citizen scientists, either by joining phenology programs like Signs of the Seasons and Nature’s Notebook or on their own. By recording observations […]

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