The New York Botanical Garden's Citizen Scientist Phenology Program
Volunteer Citizen Scientists have been monitoring the phenology of native plants in the Forest for nearly a decade. Phenology means the timing of events throughout the growing season, for example when plants leaf out in spring, bloom, or lose leaves in fall. The Garden has partnered with the National Phenology Network to develop a long-term dataset that will show how a changing climate is impacting native plants in the Forest.
See a series of blog posts on the Citizen Scientist Phenology program on the NYBG blog, Plant Talk.