Deanna Conners is an Environmental Scientist who holds a Ph.D. in Toxicology and an M.S. in Environmental Studies. Her interest in toxicology stems from having grown up near the Love Canal Superfund Site in New York. Her current work is to provide high-quality scientific information to the public and decision-makers and to help build cross-disciplinary partnerships that help solve environmental problems. She writes about Earth science and nature conservation for EarthSky.
During the 2018 count, bird watchers from more than 100 countries submitted more than 180,000 bird checklists. This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count happens February 15-18. It is free and easy to participate. Find out how here.