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April showers, May flowers: Phenology Citizen Science Projects for Spring

Citizen Science Salon iconCitizen Science SalonBy Lily BuiMay 8, 2014 6:53 PM


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Fatigued from measuring all that April precipitation? Embrace cheerful blooms all around you and share your phenology observations (seasonal changes in plants and animals, year to year) with these citizen science projects. Find more phenology projects on SciStarter.


Project BudBurst Choose a plant to monitor and share your observations with others online. Improve understanding of continental-scale environmental change. Get started!


Nature's Notebook Gather information on plant and animal phenology to be used for decision-making on local, national and global scales. Goal: collect one million observation records in 2014! Get started! (Image: Brian Forbes Powell)


Mountain Watch Planning to be in the Appalachian mountains? Participate in alpine ecology and climate science research! Get started!

This post originally appeared on the SciStarter blog.

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