365 Nature – Day 65

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts.


Back on Day 54 of 365 Nature I discovered a group called The Cloud Appreciation Society and shortly after I became a proud member. This week I received my package in the mail and was excited to add my badge to my field bag. I also received a sticker which I will likely put on my car, but perhaps the most useful thing in the packet was the cloud selector wheel which went straight into my field bag. It functions much like a color wheel except of course, it’s for clouds. The diagram shows the cloud type and gives 10 most common cloud types on one side and other types on the other side. The ten common clouds are color coded by clould groups and altitudes. It tells you characteristics to look for along with whether it’s  associated with preceiptiation. It’s a handy little tool to have for learning about clouds.

 

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Kelly Brenner

Kelly Brenner is a naturalist and writer based in Seattle. She founded and writes The Metropolitan Field Guide, a blog for ideas, thoughts and resources for the design of urban wildlife habitat and has contributed articles to a variety of other websites and publications.

Kelly has a certificate from the University of Washington in non-fiction writing. She continually takes classes and attends talks on various natural history topics. In 2009 she earned a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon.

She's also an avid photographer focusing on the natural world.
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  1. The “On Cloud Nine” enamel mug is adorable!

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