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Augusta National's azaleas likely to bloom early, won't 'have any color for the Masters' - GolfDigest.com

Phenology in the News - 9 hours 44 min ago

GolfDigest.com

Augusta National's azaleas likely to bloom early, won't 'have any color for the Masters'
GolfDigest.com
Spring has arrived as much as three weeks early in the southeastern United States, according to the USA National Phenology Network and its Spring Leaf Index Map. “It's just been so warm,” Tom Rapp, horticulturist for the neighboring city of Aiken, S.C ...

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Tapper's delight - Country Messenger

Phenology in the News - 11 hours 40 min ago

Tapper's delight
Country Messenger
Still, this is the earliest anyone at the nature center has tapped, staff reported via Facebook after consulting phenological records. (Phenology is the study of natural events that happen in cycles and seasons, especially in relation to climate and ...

What happened to winter? - The Boston Globe

Phenology in the News - 12 hours 25 min ago

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What happened to winter?
The Boston Globe
Something not very wintry and frankly quite weird has been going on this month to our west and south and it's about to make a push into Southern New England. I'm talking about freakishly warm air. There's been a lot of it in areas typically facing ...

Comprehending climate: Smokies seeks to understand impacts of shifts in seasonal patterns - Smoky Mountain News

Phenology in the News - 13 hours 24 min ago

Comprehending climate: Smokies seeks to understand impacts of shifts in seasonal patterns
Smoky Mountain News
According to the National Phenology Network, Punxsutawny Phil had it all wrong when he emerged from his hole this month to declare six more weeks of winter — across the Southeastern U.S, the NPN's data shows, spring 2017 is arriving three weeks ...

The Naturalist's Corner: Is spring springing earlier? - Smoky Mountain News

Phenology in the News - 13 hours 46 min ago

The Naturalist's Corner: Is spring springing earlier?
Smoky Mountain News
The early flowers reminded me of a Facebook post I recently saw from Quentin Ellison, editor of The Sylva Herald, regarding an ongoing phenology study in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). And now as I send this to my editor, I find out ...

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Biogeochemical links across Greenland key to understanding Arctic - Phys.Org

Phenology in the News - 15 hours 26 min ago

Phys.Org

Biogeochemical links across Greenland key to understanding Arctic
Phys.Org
"Regional warming is driving increased seasonal melt on the ice sheet, altering phenology and changing landscape hydrology," according to the researchers. "Some of these changes are interacting in unpredictable ways (meltwater pulses and dust ...

Garden Guide: Status of spring - Sanford Herald (registration)

Phenology in the News - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 22:26

Garden Guide: Status of spring
Sanford Herald (registration)
Find out through phenology. Phenology refers to key seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year — such as flowering, arrival of insects and migration of birds — especially their timing and relationship with weather and climate. Phenology ...

Swainson hawk returns

Talking Plants Blog - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:54

I spotted my first Swainson hawk in Chino Valley on February 16, 2017. This is 6 weeks earlier than the first ones  I spotted last year. These amazing hawks winter in the South American Pampas of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil and return to the North American grasslands for the summer season.


Eric Elwell: Spring-like warm kick starting growing season across US - Dayton Daily News

Phenology in the News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:56

Eric Elwell: Spring-like warm kick starting growing season across US
Dayton Daily News
Another, more technical indication of spring's arrival is measuring the phenology activity in plants. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration uses modeling data which incorporates weather conditions, temperature, soil temperature and ...

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"Kitchen Crashers" host Alison Victoria in Akron, two-day garden workshop and bees: Home and Garden News - cleveland.com

Phenology in the News - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:02

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"Kitchen Crashers" host Alison Victoria in Akron, two-day garden workshop and bees: Home and Garden News
cleveland.com
Ashley Kulhanek is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator in Medina County, Using Phenology in the Landscape. Phenology is the study of how plant and animal life cycle are influenced by seasonal climate variations. Eric Barrett ...

Spring aims to start early for plants - WTTV CBS4Indy

Phenology in the News - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 21:26

Spring aims to start early for plants
WTTV CBS4Indy
It is obvious that winter 2016-2017 has been tame. Only a couple shots of bitterly cold and and the largest snow was only 3.9″ in December. Sunday, temperatures reached 60° in Indianapolis for the tenth time this winter. The high temperature was 65°.

PM Update: Springlike conditions prevail for Presidents' Day - Washington Post

Phenology in the News - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 14:43

Washington Post

PM Update: Springlike conditions prevail for Presidents' Day
Washington Post
The National Phenology Network uses a model to predict “early spring” indexes, which are used as a proxy to determine how far ahead or behind the start of spring is running compared with years past. Despite technological advances in weather prediction, ...

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Go Knoxville's things-to-do calendar Feb. 19-26 - Knoxville News Sentinel

Phenology in the News - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 07:02

Knoxville News Sentinel

Go Knoxville's things-to-do calendar Feb. 19-26
Knoxville News Sentinel
Collecting phenology data across the park allows scientists to better understand how plants and animals might be influenced by seasonal variations in climate. The phenology monitoring training will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m ...

Smokies Volunteers to Record Data for Phenology Study - Sevier News Messenger

Phenology in the News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:23

Sevier News Messenger

Smokies Volunteers to Record Data for Phenology Study
Sevier News Messenger
Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are recruiting volunteers to adopt a tree monitoring plot in areas throughout the park to collect information as part of an important research project tracking seasonal biological change called phenology.
Smokies park rangers need citizen science volunteersKnoxville News Sentinel

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Smokies park rangers need citizen science volunteers - Knoxville News Sentinel

Phenology in the News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 04:05

Knoxville News Sentinel

Smokies park rangers need citizen science volunteers
Knoxville News Sentinel
The volunteers will collect information at tree plots throughout the park as part of an important research project tracking phenology, or cyclic and seasonal biological changes. For each plot of trees, volunteers will record when trees leaf out and ...

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Stone: Search for the Great Gray Ghost - Appleton Post Crescent

Phenology in the News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 17:27

Appleton Post Crescent

Stone: Search for the Great Gray Ghost
Appleton Post Crescent
Order your copy at http://cablemuseum.org/natural-connections-book/. For 50 years, the Cable Natural History Museum has served to connect you to the Northwoods. Come visit us in Cable, WI! Our new phenology exhibit: “Nature's Calendar: Signs of the ...

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Hill: Winter may be calling it quits - Daily Herald

Phenology in the News - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 04:53

Hill: Winter may be calling it quits
Daily Herald
12), and an incredible 99 degrees in Magnum, Okla. (Feb. 11). All three marks, and many more besides, set not just daily and monthly temperature records for their locations, but all-time seasonal records. According to the U.S. Phenology Network, the ...

Sierra Science Speakers Series Event on Feb. 21 - YubaNet

Phenology in the News - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:13

YubaNet

Sierra Science Speakers Series Event on Feb. 21
YubaNet
She will be discussing local phenology, the study of the seasonal changes in nature, and presenting about the citizen science phenology project she implemented with two local high schools. Students contributed as citizen scientists to a national ...

Chilean cherry growers must act now to produce strong 2017-18 crop, warns industry rep - Fresh Fruit Portal

Phenology in the News - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 20:04

Fresh Fruit Portal

Chilean cherry growers must act now to produce strong 2017-18 crop, warns industry rep
Fresh Fruit Portal
“This means that, with a crop that already has a very short phenology, we had15 days fewer phenology, and so fruit development was quite heavily affected,” Tapia said. While some negative comments were received as to fruit quality, Tapia said that in a ...

'Fast-forward spring': America's February warmth is extreme and it's just getting started - Washington Post

Phenology in the News - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:57

Washington Post

'Fast-forward spring': America's February warmth is extreme and it's just getting started
Washington Post
The U.S.A. National Phenology Network website tracks spring's arrival by investigating the timing of leaf-out, flowering, and other phenomena. “Spring has arrived three weeks early in New Mexico, Kentucky and Virginia, continuing the pattern we see ...

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