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Climate Action: Volunteer Your Eyes for Phenology

Gathering information about what plants live where, and when they go through life stages such as budbreak, will over the long term provide a richer vision of climate change than the simple concept of changing temperatures that most people think of.

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The Sage Project Confronts Death

Nearby lavender plants, and a chrysanthemum, also appear to be dead. My guess is that they suffered from some of the cold weather we had without insulating snow this winter, but I can’t really be sure. It could be disease, but the multi-species death leads me to think not.

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A Violent Night For Crocus

Deer tend to get the blame for eating plants like this, but I’m more inclined to blame the rabbits, woodchucks, or the squirrels – something with an eye close to the ground, and a brain that can’t remember that it’s the autumn crocus that has flavorful saffron for a pollen.

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