Seasonal changes in nature have fascinated many of us since we were children. The passing of summer into the beautful colors of autumn, the leaves dropping and swirling in the cold winds that bring winter snows, the arrival of new birds singing their songs in Springtime, and the circle is complete when the long days of summer make for beautiful gardens and lazy days. All of us have favorite seasons, but for some of us it is the change from season to season that is anticipated.
As in all things, scientists study such phenomona. Indeed, there is a whole area of study devoted to understanding the annual changing of the seasons. This area of study is called phenology, which is the study of climate influences on observable events. From the College Random House Dictionary —
Phenology (fi nol’e- jé), n. the science dealing with the influence of climate on the recurrence of such annual phenomena of animal and plant life as bird migrations, budding, etc.
phenological – adj, phenologically – adv, phenologist – n.
The main goal of WildeHerb.com is to document the natural events that we observe here in South Central Pennsylvania. Our natural setting is a temperate deciduous forest, mainly consisting of oak and hickory. So, we are in a fantastic place to watch the changing of the seasons.
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