Field Notes

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June

Monthly Weather Review Monthly Rainfall: 2.48” Highest Temperature: 96 Lowest Temperature: 69 Average Wind Speed: 6 mph 6/4/24 An abandoned owl juvenile was found at Fireworks Paddocks and [...]

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Milkweed Flower Buds
May

May

Monthly Weather Review Monthly Rainfall Total: 5.62 inches Highest Temperature: 92.0F Lowest Temperature: 55oF Average Wind Speed: 6.1 mph 5/2/24 Juvenile Eastern Eyed Click Beetle observed in Fireworks. Small’s [...]

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April

Monthly Weather Review: Rainfall Total: 2.09inches Highest Temperature: 900F Lowest Temperature: 620F Average Wind Speed: 7.57mph 4/2/24 First flowers of (G. molle) observed in Block House Back Prairie. [...]

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March

Monthly Weather Review Monthly Rainfall Total: 4.45inches Highest Temperature: 83°F Lowest Temperature: 64°F Average Wind Speed: 7.5mph 3/1/24 Rattlesnake Master (E. yuccifolium) basal leaves present in Firework Prairies, Steele [...]

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February

Monthly Weather Review Monthly Rainfall Total: 2.68 inches Highest Temperature: 62.3oF Lowest Temperature: 38.3oF Highest Wind Speed: 5.1 mph 2/2/24 Red Maple (A. rubrum) observed in flower near [...]

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January

Monthly Weather Review Monthly Rainfall Total: 0.69 inches Highest Temperature: 63.50F Lowest Temperature: 25.4oF Highest Wind Speed: 8.4 mph 1/1/24 Initial growth of Carolina Cranesbill (G. carolinianum), Dove’s [...]

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December

Monthly Weather Review Monthly Rainfall Total: 0.39 inches Highest Temperature: 62.00F Lowest Temperature: 31.3oF Highest Wind Speed: 6.8 mph 12/1/23 Female Northern Harrier sighted hunting over Fireworks Prairie. [...]

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November

Monthly Weather Review: Monthly Rainfall Total: 0.2 inches Highest Temperature: 73.3oF Lowest Temperature: 31.4oF Highest Wind Speed: 4.6 mph 11/2/23 First Frost Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) in seed throughout Fireworks, [...]

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October

Monthly Weather Review: Rainfall Total: 1.18 inches Highest Temperature: 71.8oF Lowest Temperature: 49.7 oF Highest Wind Speed: 5.9 mph Highest Wind Gust: 22.1 mph 10/3/23 Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) [...]

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September

Monthly Weather Review: Monthly Rainfall Total: 0.11 inches Highest Temperature: 76.6oF Lowest Temperature: 60.1oF Highest Wind Speed: 7.1 mph 9/06/23 Thoroughworts (Eupatorium spp.) are dominant flowering plants in [...]

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August

Weather Review Monthly Rainfall Total: 0.18 inches Highest Temperature: 84.5oF Lowest Temperature: 70.4oF Highest Wind Speed: 6.5 mph 8/3/23 Rosinweed (S. asteriscus) is the dominant flowering plant in [...]

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July

7/5/23 Black Eyed Susan (R. hirta) is the dominant flowering plant in all Firework Prairies, Prairie One, Prairie Five, Prairie Six, Prairie Seven, and Steele Prairies. Butterflyweed (A. [...]

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June

6/1/23 The first flower of Meadow Beauty (R. mariana) sighted in prairie two. Deer sighted on drone bedding down in Redbanks prairie. Three more deer sighted running in [...]

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Chipping Sparrows on the prairie
May

May

Small’s Ragwort (Packera anonyma) is the dominant flowering plant within prairies, first sighted 5/1/23. Baby Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) sighted running along Horse Paddock Trail, they are barely taller [...]

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April

First flower of Bristle Thistle (Cirsium horridulum) sighted on 4/1/23 in Steele Jax Prairie. Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias) in Mating Plumage Nesting in Loblolly Pine Tree (Pinus [...]

Prairie Perspectives

Read about the development of the prairies from their own point of view as they witness the changes to the Southern 8ths Field Station.