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Phenology as a Retirement Hobby

Episode Number
126
Date Published
January 30, 2024
Episode Show Notes / Description
Ever think about what will captivate you in retirement? You don’t want to just sit around but you don’t want to over-commit now that you have your own time. Phenology could be a retirement hobby. Join Peggy Doty to talk about how phenology offers an activity for your mind and just enough commitment to wake up interested in this new idea. Phenology is a meeting of people and the wild living things around them, and you can schedule your meeting any time you like.

Books referenced:
  • The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne & A Garden Kalendar by Gilbert White
  • Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold (and definitely look into Nina Leopold)
  • The Nature of Oaks: The rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Tree by Doug Tallamy
  • Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
  • The Geese of Beaver Bog by Bernd Heinrich

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