Nature’s calendar lecture at UW-S

Join Sheboygan favorite, Rob Zimmer, for an information-packed program on the fascinating science of phenology.

The program will be held on January 7 (Thursday) from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Room 5020 at UWEX-Sheboygan County.

Phenology is nature’s calendar— when cherry trees bloom, when a robin builds its nest and when leaves turn color in the fall.

The science of Phenology tracks key seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year – such as flowering, emergence of insects and migration of birds or whales– especially their timing and relationship with weather and climate. By tracking such events, you can predict when certain animals will appear, or flowers will begin to bloom, or plant diseases or pests will show themselves. Phenology helps farmers and gardeners to know when to plant to avoid frosts and to decide when to apply fertilizers and pesticides based on the schedule of plant and insect development.

Rob Zimmer writes on nature and gardening for 10 daily Wisconsin newspapers, including the Sheboygan Press. Rob Zimmer will also autograph and have for sale his two recent books Voices of the Wind: Four Season in Wild Wisconsin and Shadows and Light 2016: Hostas ( a calendar book)

The program is free-of-charge.

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