Since 1998, Jim has been an instructor of environmental studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Previously Jim served as a Hopkins Public School science teacher and naturalist for 30 years. He is a consulting naturalist for WCCO Radio, co-author of the Minnesota Weatherguide Calendars, author of three books on nature in Minnesota and writer of a weekly newspaper column.
Current Courses Offered by Jim Gilbert
Spring Phenology in the Field: Wildflowers and Beyond
Instructors: Jim Gilbert
Nature has its own rhythms and these days, it can be hard to predict! Phenology is the recording of the natural calendar—the arrival times of various migrating birds, lake ice-outs, blooming dates of wildflowers, harvest times for crops, and tree leaves changing color in the fall are all events that…