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Pardee Center Hosts Meeting for Faculty Research Fellow's Leaf Emergence and Fall (LEaF) Project - BU Today

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Pardee Center Hosts Meeting for Faculty Research Fellow's Leaf Emergence and Fall (LEaF) Project
BU Today
Initiated in the autumn of 2016, the three-year project's goal is to bring together a wide range of researchers from different universities in eastern Massachusetts to collaborate on the impact of climate change on tree phenology. Understanding the ...

How busy are your bees? - Good Fruit Grower

Phenology in the News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 08:21

Good Fruit Grower

How busy are your bees?
Good Fruit Grower
The model uses data on weather conditions and crop phenology to predict and estimate honeybee foraging and the fruit set that follows. Vince Jones, Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman “Fruit set is driven by pollination, so the idea is that these models will have ...

No, it's not just you. Spring arrived early this year, according to scientists - 9NEWS.com

Phenology in the News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:04

9NEWS.com

No, it's not just you. Spring arrived early this year, according to scientists
9NEWS.com
KUSA - Happy first day of Spring! If you ask a climate scientist, though, the first day of "biological" spring actually arrived two to three weeks ago. The National Phenology Network's Spring Leaf Index, updated on March 20, shows plants are leafing ...

Pinyon Needle Scale

Talking Plants Blog - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 06:31

Have you wondered what those little bumps are on the pinyon pine needles? Well, here is your answer!

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Andra's Outdoors: Seasons of change - Joplin Globe

Phenology in the News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 18:18

Joplin Globe

Andra's Outdoors: Seasons of change
Joplin Globe
Simply put, phenology is the study of when things happen in nature. When did you notice the trees begin to change colors last fall? When did ducks begin to migrate south? When did the first frost blanket your yard with tiny ice crystals? If there are ...

Early spring? Nature takes it in stride - The Columbus Dispatch

Phenology in the News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 02:19

The Columbus Dispatch

Early spring? Nature takes it in stride
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State's phenology calendar synchronizes the emergence of insects and tree blossoms with live weather data that give Ohioans a chance to track nature's spring checklist. Right now in Columbus, the calendar says, star magnolias have begun to bloom ...

PLOS Ecology Community - PLoS Blogs (blog)

Phenology in the News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:52

PLoS Blogs (blog)

PLOS Ecology Community
PLoS Blogs (blog)
The study of cyclic, seasonal natural phenomena is called phenology. As the National Phenology Network puts it, think of it as “Nature's Calendar.” Phenological events are not isolated to trees and flowers though. Many male ungulates, such as elk or ...

Growings On: Is spring early? - The Daily Citizen

Phenology in the News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 18:29

Growings On: Is spring early?
The Daily Citizen
A pioneering effort to accumulate plant phenology information was initiated by a professor in Bozeman, Mont., Joseph Capri, in the 1950s. Since lilacs are one of the earliest spring blooming plants, he organized the Lilac Network and recruited citizens ...

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Sandy Parrill: 'Phenology' keeping track of Nature's calendar - Joplin Globe

Phenology in the News - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 06:06

Joplin Globe

Sandy Parrill: 'Phenology' keeping track of Nature's calendar
Joplin Globe
It's about 20 days early, according to the National Phenology Network. And what the heck is that? That was my question upon opening an email gardening newsletter recently, so I looked it up. It seems phenology, according to the website, refers “to key ...

Connecting plant phenology and local climate change - Virginian-Pilot

Phenology in the News - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 04:05

Connecting plant phenology and local climate change
Virginian-Pilot
With the goal of studying the responses of our local ecosystems to the climate change, the Southeast Virginia Phenology Network was initiated as a partnership between Norfolk Botanical Garden and Old Dominion University . As director of science at the ...

Coastal Journal | Osprey, hover flies tell us it's an early spring in Hampton Roads - Virginian-Pilot

Phenology in the News - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 08:26

Virginian-Pilot

Coastal Journal | Osprey, hover flies tell us it's an early spring in Hampton Roads
Virginian-Pilot
Phenology was called lore before it became a science. From the earliest times, farmers and others tied the arrival over time of the flowers and the birds and beasts and other natural events to the weather. You might say the “Farmers' Almanac” was like ...

Phenology maps just how early spring is compared to the past - Total Landscape Care

Phenology in the News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 15:22

Total Landscape Care

Phenology maps just how early spring is compared to the past
Total Landscape Care
The U.S. Geological Survey-led USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPA) has created a set of maps that tracks exactly how far ahead spring is for each region of the country. The USA-NPN built the map by looking at nationwide heat and temperature data ...
Spring races ahead of calendar in Coastal GeorgiaSavannah Morning News
Spring has arrived 20 days early in New York City — according to plants and treesBusiness Insider
Spring Arrived 3 Weeks Early This Year In NYC, Officials SayPatch.com

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Spring is early this year, according to Arboretum wildlife - Madison.com

Phenology in the News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:06

Madison.com

Spring is early this year, according to Arboretum wildlife
Madison.com
"Folk phenology might not create a scientific record, but it keeps people connected to their environment." Phenology is the study of plant and animal emergence as seasons change, and how it relates to weather and climate changes. An early spring can be ...

Citizen observations help inform Arboretum's annual account of spring - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Phenology in the News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 10:13

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Citizen observations help inform Arboretum's annual account of spring
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Our understanding of the annual rhythms of nature comes from the field of phenology (not to be confused with the discredited study of bumps on your head, phrenology), and Arboretum staff keep detailed records to note changes in these behaviors and ...

5 Trending Headlines: Has spring sprung early? PLUS: Why a BSE is important - Beef Magazine

Phenology in the News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 16:47

Beef Magazine

5 Trending Headlines: Has spring sprung early? PLUS: Why a BSE is important
Beef Magazine
The National Phenology Network says that spring is two to three weeks early this year in the southern U.S. and they're expecting this trend to continue moving north, reports onpasture.com. Phenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycles.
Definitely an Early SpringDTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog)

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6 Trending Headlines: Has spring sprung early? PLUS: Why a BSE is important - Beef Magazine

Phenology in the News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:31

6 Trending Headlines: Has spring sprung early? PLUS: Why a BSE is important
Beef Magazine
The National Phenology Network says that spring is two to three weeks early this year in the southern U.S. and they're expecting this trend to continue moving north, reports onpasture.com. Phenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycles.

Is winter over in Denver? What meteorologists and flowers think - Denverite (blog)

Phenology in the News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:13

Denverite (blog)

Is winter over in Denver? What meteorologists and flowers think
Denverite (blog)
In fact, data from the National Phenology Network indicates Denver's plants are blooming up to three weeks ahead of the norm. NPN collects reports on the status of plants around the country and combines them with weather data to create models of where ...

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New York Today: Downsides of an Early Spring - New York Times

Phenology in the News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 04:03

New York Times

New York Today: Downsides of an Early Spring
New York Times
The start of biological spring, when nature thinks the season has begun, actually kicked off late last month, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's National Phenology Network, which tracks seasonal changes in plants and animals. For those keeping ...

Early spring warmth wreaks havoc on plants, allergies, bugs - WFAA.com

Phenology in the News - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 15:45

WFAA.com

Early spring warmth wreaks havoc on plants, allergies, bugs
WFAA.com
How early? In a large chunk of the U.S. from Texas to New York, spring arrived two to three weeks earlier than normal, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Phenology Network. In Washington, D.C., spring was 22 days early.

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Early spring warmth wreaks havoc on plants, allergies, bugs - USA TODAY

Phenology in the News - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 11:55

USA TODAY

Early spring warmth wreaks havoc on plants, allergies, bugs
USA TODAY
How early? In a large chunk of the U.S. from Texas to New York, spring arrived two to three weeks earlier than normal, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Phenology Network. In Washington, D.C., spring was 22 days early.

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