As Autumn approaches, our gardens are changing once again in their seasonal cycle. Did you keep track of what you planted? When you put it in? When it bloomed? Perhaps you sent in data to the National Phenology Project. Maybe you jotted a note in your diary or sent an email to a friend about when your sunflowers bloomed this year?
Or, maybe you were just caught up in the enjoyment of observing the natural world and didn’t keep notes.
A beautiful way to keep track of your garden activities, birthdays, your bee count dates and other information is with a “yearless” calendar illustrated with breathtaking photos of garden bees. This calendar/journal is something you can keep from year to year to help you remember when to plant, when to observe and what dates you noted your garden changing in past years.
Keeping records about natural phenomena is at the heart of science. And, by doing so and sharing that information, you are participating in one of the nation’s largest citizen science endeavors.
And, by purchasing the calendar you are supporting the Great Sunflower Project. It supports our work with local schools, allows us to keep the website live and active and allows us to keep promoting pollinator conservation.
We hope to continue to provide you with the tools and encouragement you need to help us produce the most comprehensive narrative of pollinator service in North America. We think the “yearless” keepsake bee calendar is a great way to support our activities and is a beautiful way to help keep track of important dates.
Check it out on our website here: http://www.greatsunflower.org/product/50873
And, if your calendar says that there are still flowers in bloom in your garden, please continue to make bee observations and send them in. Meanwhile, plan to participate again next year and every year. We’re continuing to collect data. It’s on the calendar!
Thank you for supporting us,