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, writer and photographer based in Seattle. She is the author of NATURE OBSCURA: A City’s Hidden Natural World, coming Spring 2020 from Mountaineers Books. She writes freelance articles about natural history and has bylines in Crosscut, ParentMap, National Wildlife Magazine and others. On the side she writes fiction.

Kelly holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.
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  1. The “On Cloud Nine” enamel mug is adorable!

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