Day 2: Weather
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has produced a handy publication for people who want to observe local weather patterns, with special emphasis on storms:
Reading: “Weather Spotter’s Field Guide (NOAA)”
Identifying clouds, and understanding what they say about weather, is a popular element of natural history; although there are whole field guides devoted to weather and the atmosphere, the following two brief publications are a great introduction to cloud-reading.
Reading: “Clouds (BBC)”
Reading: “Cloud Chart (Funk)”
Whether it is today or other better days for looking up, conduct regular observations of the weather in your area, and the clouds above. Learn the more common cloud formations in your area, and notice how the weather influences the activities and functioning of all the organisms and environmental features.