Shannon's Story


Shannon's Story


Shannon Tubman, 50


Highlands of New Jersey

How are you sensing climate change?

I've definitely noticed a difference in timing and numbers of bird migration. Birds are coming back way earlier than they used to, but their food source is coming back earlier than they are. The night hawks usually show up in huge numbers for 2 days around June 20 and scoop up all these insects that come out for 2 weeks, but this year the insects came out in May. Also, I'm seeing yellowjackets in great numbers in April and May, when normally you start really seeing them in July and they become a problem is August.



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