You did it! You helped us reach 2 million records submitted to Nature's Notebook in 2016.
Phenology refers to key seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year—such as flowering, emergence of insects and migration of birds—especially their timing and relationship with weather and climate.
How your data are being used
Observing nature is fun. But it also serves a greater purpose. Your observations of plants or animals inform scientific discovery and decision-making:
- Scientists use your data in groundbreaking research.
- Land managers use them to make better-informed decisions about natural resources in their care.
- Decision-makers use them to determine policy.