Ok, phenology phriends, get ready to record observations, because here comes spring, and with it, all of the associated bud-bursting, leafing-out, migration, hatching, and other phenological activities! Spring is a very busy season, phenologically-speaking. We're anxiously awaiting the start of spring, curious to see if it will begin early again this year, as it did in much of the country in 2012 and in 2010.
One of the ways we're celebrating spring is through our regional campaigns. This year we're collaborating with researchers from of Boston University and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies to engage Nature's Notebook participants in collecting phenology observations in support of their research. Please contact me if you're interested in developing a similar campaign to support your effort.
Learn more about what we're inviting participants to track on our
Another big event we have on the calendar is our first (hopefully annual) Phenology Day! This full-day event will take place in the Tucson region on April 20. If you're in the area, please join us for phenology talks, walks, tours, and socializing. We'll be documenting what we do and how we do it in a guide that you can use, if you're interested in organizing a similar event in your area.
Thanks again for all that you do, and as always, please don't hesitate to contact me with any comments or questions.
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