Climate change phenology projects

Blueberry©Janet Allen Blueberry starting to leaf out on January 5!

As the climate changes, the timing of the life events—the phenology—of plants and animals are changing, too.

To better prepare for a changing future, we need to track these changes. With so many powerful forces in society distorting the reality of climate change for their own benefit, it's easy to feel pretty helpless. Participating in citizen science phenology projects is a concrete way I can help.

Besides knowing I'm helping scientists track the changing climate, a more immediate benefit is that I'm much more aware of these life cycle changes now, adding to my enjoyment of the plants and wildlife in my yard.

Projects I'm participating in: