I am a Canadian naturalist and author. I am co-writing a seasons-based nature activity guide for families, classrooms and children. My co-author is Jacob Rodenburg, a well known Canadian environmental educator & director of Camp Kawartha http://campkawartha.ca/ We would like to connect with naturalists to whom we could ask some questions about nature in their specific region. These include the mountains of the western U.S. (e.g., Rockies, Sierra Nevada), the Great Basin, the Great Plains, and the Eastern Temperate Forest Region, including the Atlantic states (e.g., New Jersey, Virginia). For each of these regions, we want to provide readers with an accurate list of representative key species to be found there (both flora and fauna) and a few key "natural events" that people can easily witness (e.g., wildflower blooms, bird migration, insect activity) each season. We will gladly send the person a copy of the book, which is due out next spring (New Society Publishers). At this point, I do have a fair amount of information I've come up with on my own, but I still need someone to check it over, answer some questions and suggest more species and natural events. This should not be an onerous task. I would very much appreciate any help.
To give you a better idea of what I'm looking for, I have attached a draft of what I've come up with so far for the Great Plains region.
Here is a picture of the cover of my 2012 book on what is happening in nature in central Ontario each month of the year.