IJAMS Citizen Science Series: Phenology 101

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Date(s) - May 06, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Phenology, or nature’s calendar, refers to key seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year—such as flowering, emergence of insects and migration of birds—especially their timing and relationship with weather and climate. It includes leafing and flowering, maturation of plants, emergence of insects, egg laying, and migration of birds. (USANPN)

Scientists and educators at the National Phenology Network, with many partners like Ijams Nature Center are collecting observations and analyzing data on plant and animal species. Some questions we’d like to answer include:

  • How are bloom dates affected by temperature?
  • How do invasive woody plants differ in leaf-out periods compared to native shrubs?
  • What types of pollinators are visiting our plants?

This workshop will provide an introduction to phenology, learn how to become a citizen scientistand how YOU can get involved with monitoring at home, school, or help with ongoing phenology observations at Ijams Nature Center.

This is a FREE event but does have a maximum number of participants. So be sure to sign up to reserve your spot. Ages 7 & up.

For more information about this citizen science effort, visit the website below: