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Botanist's Oasis: Five Petal Farm transforms North Liberty backyard into flower-based small business - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines


The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
NORTH LIBERTY — Jennifer Hobbs loves flowers, on a microscopic level. Where others just see petals and stems and leaves, she sees the cellular structure that makes those petals and stems and leaves grows the way they do. She can tell a mint plant just ...

Lifelike anatomy - American Press


American Press
The academic performance of nursing and other students at Sowela Technical Community College has improved since the introduction of the Anatomage table, a digital cadaver, and high-fidelity mannequins, school officials said. The Anatomage table, one of ...

Dinosaurs in the Wild: An Inside View - Scientific American (blog)


Scientific American (blog)
Right now, you can travel back in time 67 million years and see live dinosaurs, pterosaurs and mosasaurs. All you have to do – it's easiest if you live in southern England, sorry everyone else – is travel to the Greenwich Peninsula, London, and visit ...

North American Bird Phenology Program

Beltsville, Maryland - United States

Phenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, or phenophases, such as leafing and flowering of plants, maturation of agricultural crops, emergence of insects, and migration of birds. Many of these events are sensitive to climatic variation and change, and are simple to observe and record.

The North American Bird Phenology Program, part of the USA-National Phenology Network, was a network of volunteer observers who recorded information on first arrival dates, maximum abundance, and departure dates of migratory birds across North America. Active between 1880 and 1970, the program was coordinated by the Federal government and sponsored by the American Ornithologists' Union. It exists now as a historic collection of six million migration card observations, illuminating almost a century of migration patterns and population status of birds. Today, in an innovative project to curate the data and make them publically available, the records are being scanned and placed on the internet, where volunteers worldwide transcribe these records and add them into a database for analysis.

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History of North American Bird Names
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Details all the changes in the American Ornithologists' Union Checklists from 1886 - 2000.

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Describes the responsibilities of banders, the procedures to obtain permits and bands, and the methods of reporting banding and encounter information.

Guide to North American Bird Songs and Sounds
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Key to simple and complex bird calls, songs, and sounds.

North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS)
United States

Cooperative effort between the USGS's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and the Canadian Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Research Centre to monitor the status and trends of North American bird populations.

United States

Official source on the taxonomy of birds found in North and Middle America, including adjacent islands. The full list of bird species (with scientific and English names) is online in HTML, .pdf, and Excel formats.

Important Bird Areas Program
United States

State-based projects saving birds and their habitats.

Nature Conservancy's Migratory Bird Program
United States

Protecting the places where birds nest and raise their young, spend their winters, and rest and rejuvenate during migration.

American Bird Conservancy
United States

Details on programs, grants, field guides, and more.

North American Byrrhidae
United States

Taxonomy and biodiversity of this family of beetles.

North American Cicadas
United States

Includes complete checklist and identification keys. Features information on the seasonal occurrence in Alachua County, Florida, United States.