field notes september 2021

Kerr Center Publications

Field Notes – September 2021

Field Notes – September 2021

Happy fall! With shorter days and cooler weather coming on, this issue’s lead article helps you get a leg up on fall gardening and season extension – including a newly posted webinar on cold frames by David Redhage.

Another rite of fall is the southward migration of the monarch butterflies to their wintering groves in Mexico. We’re highlighting a project that helps elementary students wrap their minds around that journey by participating in a symbolic monarch migration.

The autumnal equinox, with its near-equal shares of day and night, falls this month – today, in fact! So we’ve also got an article about agrivoltaics: using solar panels, with their need for light and inevitable shade, to boost crop and livestock production while making electricity.

But first, check out David Redhage’s review of a brand new field guide to bees.

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