What is phenology and ow can I participate?
May 20 – 1:30pm
Phenology is the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena. Scientists study phenology to better understand when plants bloom and go dormant and when animals are breeding and having babies as well as many other things. We can help these researchers gather data just by walking around our yard and observing when the trees and flowers are budding out for the spring. Join The Nature Institute to learn more about citizen science projects like Project Budburst and Nature’s Notebook. We will focus on one project in particular and find out how to sign up, what data is gathered, and then practice on a short hike around the preserve. You will go home with the knowledge and skills to help scientists gather phenology data.