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Burlington Seasons Clock Final Update

That's a wrap! With Spring in the air and on the calendar, we've closed the books on the Seasons Clock and the over 600 observations we added to it since March 19, 2020. I'd like to extend a big thank you to all who participated!

We ended with observations of nearly all of our focal species and saw some differences compared to prior years' observations on iNaturalist (2006-2019) summarized below:

Turkey Vulture - seen into September instead of June
Black-capped Chickadee - sang the "fee-bee" song in September, well outside of the normal March/April
Red-winged Blackbird - seen into June, not just the start of May
Canada Goose - seen March to August, instead of November to June

Northern Leopard Frog - seen into November, not just October
Painted Turtle - seen into October, not just June
Wood Frog - seen June to September, not April to May

Mourning Cloak Butterflies - seen into July, not just May

Pussy Willow buds - seen in ...more ↓

Posted on March 24, 2021 11:10 AM by gsexauer gsexauer | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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The 2020 Burlington Wildways Seasons Clock project attempts to track when certain species are in the City of Burlington. We encourage anyone to help find species on our list as a way of noting the changing of the seasons. You will notice that not all observations of species on the list will be included. For example, although crows can be found year round in Burlington, they only group up over ...more ↓

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