Spring Arrivals It's May and plants and animals are awakening and returning to the north. An American robin arrived this week to claim the top of the spruce tree, and the red necked grebes are back on the lake. Are they early this year? The phenology or timing is a topic of interest as the seasons adjust to a new climate and the biota adjusts to new seasons. See articles about an innovative ice cellar design in Alaska, the "heat wave" in Iceland, and spreading wildfires in Siberia. See also an observation from LEO Network about wood frogs in Fairbanks and one from the archive (May 15, 2014) about early arrival of Pacific herring in Shaktoolik.
Mike Brubaker - Editor
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The Northern Climate Observer is published weekly by the Center for Climate and Health. We track news from across the circumpolar north and provide readers with a curated roundup of climate change related events.