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Links and notes for each issue are listed below. To jump to the issue you are looking for, use these linked titles: 01:CICADA; 02:BIRDFIGHT ; O3:BEACHROSES; 04:AUTUMNALEQUINOX

ISSUE 04: AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

Mechanism of the Seasons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLRA87TKXLM

and

Earth Rotation and Revolution Around a Moving Sun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkWyM-M8o0c


Non-video visuals for understanding the equinox:

http://astro.wsu.edu/worthey/astro/html/lec-celestial-sph.html

an old page put out by washington state university


Maps and charts of time and daylight:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/sunearth.html


Thanks to the photographers on Flickr for sharing squirrel photos.

For more on squirrels try:

And in Episode 4 of David Attenborough's Life of Mammals, “Chisellers”


1998 study on acorns and squirrels:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981126102802.htm


ISSUE 03: BEACH ROSES

Cornell Lab of Ornithology - a great site for bird ID assistance and bird information!

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/search.aspx


The beneficial side of rosa rugosa:

http://www.edc.uri.edu/restoration/html/gallery/plants/rose.htm


A website / portal for mapping invasive species:

http://www.eddmaps.org/ipane/ipanespecies/shrubs/Rosa_rugosa.htm


The RI Wild Plant Society

http://riwps.org/


A nice series on seed and fruit development that includes the cross section of rose hip used for this illustration:

http://blogs.ubc.ca/biol343/seed-and-fruit-development/


A detailed and methodical description of processing rose hips at:

http://www.homesteadingtoday.com/specialty-forums/survival-emergency-preparedness/418410-



ISSUE 02: BIRDFIGHT

Sources for the current issue include:

Reference books:

David Sibley's Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern N. America, 2003

National Audobon Society Field Guide to N. American Birds, 1994



NOAA 10 basic cloud types:


http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/clouds/cloudwise/types.html


http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100811_clouds.html


Research shows that some clouds synchronise their rainfall. Read about synchronous clouds here: http://ingaiasgarden.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html


About feathers:

http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/education/feather-facts


http://sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/Flight/Sci-Media/Video/Wings-with-feathers


http://www.brendanbody.co.uk/flight_tutorial/


A classic piece of radio to listen to is the BBC broadcast of the cello and the nightingales:


http://musicandnature.publicradio.org/features/#nightingales


About crows:

http://carolinabirds.org/HTML/NA_Corvidae_Crow.htm


http://musicbirdblog.com/2011/08/07/playing-music-for-birds/


also (NOT family friendly, but good for a chuckle)

http://www.cracked.com/article_19042_6-terrifying-ways-crows-are-way-smarter-than-you-think_p2.html


ISSUE 01: CICADA
 


Class: Insecta

order: Hemiptera

family cicadidae

subfamily: cicadinae

genus: Neotibicen


Sources for the issue include:


David Robinson July 3, 2014 “Allow Your Wings to Dry”


http://thedirectionofintention.com/2014/07/03/allow-your-wings-to-dry/


Massachusetts Cicada researcher

http://www.masscic.org/howto/how-to-catch-cicadas


cicada mania – a description of how and why the cicada makes its call including audio samples of different kinds of calls

http://www.cicadamania.com/audio/

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