A national plant and animal phenology observation program enabling participants to provide valuable observations that scientists, educators, policy makers and resource managers can use to understand how plants and animals are responding to climate change and other environmental changes. Phenology refers to recurring plant and animal life cycle stages. It is also the study of these recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, especially their timing and relationships with weather and climate. Nature's Notebook offers opportunities for observing plants and animals, digitizing archival data for the North American Bird Phenology Program and sharing phenological plant or animal data taken by volunteers prior to joining the project.
- Principal Scientist: Jake Weltzin
- Scientist Affiliation: US Geological Survey
- Dates: Ongoing
- PROJECT TYPE: Observation
- COST: Free
- GRADE LEVEL: High/Secondary School
- TIME COMMITMENT: Variable
- HOW TO JOIN:
Observation: Search for plants and animals to observe in your area with the help of Nature's Notebook's Web site. Study the site's tutorial for observing. Create an account and enter your observations onto the Nature's Notebook site.
Rescue Historical Data: Sign up at the North American Bird Phenology Program Web site.
Share Your Existing Data: Sign up for an account.
For more information, contact Theresa Crimmins, USA National Phenology Network, firstname.lastname@example.org