My family loves nature. It’s not just the canoeing or kayaking, the hiking or the sounds. It’s the thrill of discovery, the investigation of living things; the realization that we, too, are part of the ecosystem. No matter where we are, we try to pay attention to what lives there and what threatens it. Now, my kids are citizen scientists documenting flora and fauna wherever we are. Good thing, too, because now scientists are encouraging public participation in “digital collections” to effectively manage biodiversity data. These are pictures with location codes that help tell scientists which species are doing well and which are not. Here’s some of what we have documented on the farm. Read more here.