Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.
Michigan has cottonwoods, too. This photo is from EarthSky Facebook friend Andi Willman who wrote, “The cottonwoods are providing quite a bit of ‘snow’ in the air these days in Michigan. I zoomed to the top of a tree in my yard to catch the culprit. Antihistamines for everybody!!!”