Since…well, no one remembers exactly how long…the chimney atop the MSJ Powerhouse next door to our offices has hosted a flock of chimney swifts. We last saw these migrating birds last October when they left for South America for the winter.
Citizen science affords anyone who cares about nature the opportunity to provide valuable data to help safeguard it. Observations by amateurs and professionals alike help scientists detect long-term trends, understand how species are impacted by factors like climate change, and inform management plans. If you already enjoy spending time outdoors, make it count twice – enjoy all the physical and spiritual benefits of spending time in nature while helping to protect natural communities.