Lassen Peak erupted on May 22nd, 1915. Its stark volcanic landscape is noticeable to this day. Here’s a glimpse of what it was like for researchers at the park during that time period. Full sized images can be viewed here.
UC Santa Barbara researchers have launched the California Phenology Project. Scientists, docents, staff, teachers and citizen researchers will track the life stages of selected plant species at eight UC natural reserves. Nowadays, observing nature’s seasonal events is a serious science. Called phenology, the study of recurring biological changes and their responses to the environment can answer a … Read more Studying the seasons: how climate change affects natural communities