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Signs of Spring Blog
Bill Hamilton's yard in Apollo on Feb. 15, 2012.
2/20/2012 —


"Ecologist's Notebook:
Reflections on the Natural World of Western Pennsylvania"

Bill Hamilton, assistant professor of biology, and Deborah Sillman, senior instructor in biology, are a team at Penn State New Kensington who oversee the maintenance of the campus Nature Trail that was constructed in 1985.

Each spring, the biologists write a blog about the birds, insects, mammals and flowers that herald the arrival of spring. On their blog site, "Ecologist's Notebook: Reflections on the Natural World of Western Pennsylvania," they report on their observations around their Apollo house and on local nature trails, as well as the campus trail. This year they are getting an early start.

The first blog, "Signs of Spring," was written Jan. 30 by Hamilton and deals with skunks coming out of winter hibernation and looking for mates.

The third blog, "Snow (not) and Robins," was written Feb. 15.  Hamilton comments on the brown and green areas of his yard, areas that usually are white.

For Hamilton's blogs and comments, visit http://www.personal.psu.edu/hw7/blogs/nature/index.html online.


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