I am passionate about celebrating the season and am a lifelong learner and educator. So, two years ago, while no longer a traditional classroom teacher, I started an Instagram account, ExploreObserveInspire. As CiteD takes shape, I have renamed it CiteD. If you are on Instagram or Facebook, you can follow me to Explore Observe and Inspire others.
ExploreObserveInspire began September 5th 2017, while I was also in training to become a Texas Master Naturalist. Now, more than 2 years later, there are 627 posts. Follow me at CiteDus for short little seasonal musings on nature and family life. It's the season for Monarch migration and pollinators are busy. And as busy as Our schedules tend to be, there are many ways to enjoy the seasonal changes in nature while helping native wildlife. The following are some possibilities to Explore, Observe, and Inspire while learning about native pollinators and "Bee in the Season" this October 2019. What are you doing to 'be' in the season?
Explore the nectar plants and pollinators in your area. Whether it's your yard, garden, arboretum, or nearby weigh station taking pictures of flowers and the animals that visit them is not only educational, but fun and useful. Many of the State Parks in Texas are taking part in the Texas Pollinator Bioblitz. No matter what state you reside, you can contribute on your own. Once you download iNaturalist, you can upload and share your findings which are seen by researchers; this makes you a citizen scientist!