It is time to be alone. The phenology project offers students a one to three hour weekly break from Chewonki’s busy energy. It is during these quiet hours that the students may sit and observe the pristine land belonging to the Chewonki neck and the change to be wrought by the seasons to come. Everything will be new again.
Ice will melt away, streams will rise, and the air will be just a bit softer. Mittens will no longer be a must as snow gives way to grass. It’s already beginning to happen. There are a few handsome patches of green-brown in the quad and I see friends running with jackets unzipped.
It is time for phenology. It is time to slow down.
– Duncan Hanrahan, Cape Elizabeth ME