Even though the least total daylight of the year occurs on the winter solstice, the earliest sunsets of the year occur this week, and they can be spectacular.
About three dozen students and community members gathered Wednesday morning for a cultural burn on a patch of remnant tallgrass prairie near the Winter School.
In the Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve south of Lawrence, stately oaks and hickories rise 50 to 100 feet into the air. But far below their canopy, something worries scientists.
Winter flocks have come together. Concentrated further with each snow storm we get chickadees, cardinals, bluejays, juncos, nuthatches and titmouse; give yourself a ringside seat by putting out a birdfeeder this winter.
Trees and animals depend on each other for their mutual survival. Acorns, pictured here, have a protective package on the outside, allowing them to be safely transported, some eaten, some buried to sprout elsewhere.
We cannot address the physical climate change facing us until we have a cultural climate change, Lawrence author Daniel Wildcat told a crowd packed into the Raven Book Store Friday evening.
Local author and Haskell professor Daniel Wildcat will round out the Raven Book Store’s 2023 event slate Friday with a discussion over his new book, “On Indigenuity: Learning the Lessons of Mother Earth.”
”Blackbird” flocks can be seen any time of day this time of year, sometimes in tight blobs of shape shifting flocks called ”murmurations” like this one at the most common time to spot them, around dusk.
The Douglas County Sustainability Office will hold open house meetings this week and next to hear from the public about a draft climate action plan.
No, this isn’t a pile of sprouting chia seeds — it’s sporulating moss, stimulated by the recent rains.
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