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Making sense out of seasonal changes in your garden: A scientific spin on Garden Journaling
As a gardener you've probably notices leaf-out, bloom-time, pest emergence, and pollinator visitation at specific times, related to seasons and environmental conditions. Believe it or not, these events are important to follow, and are critical to scientists to better understand how plants and animals respond to environmental change.
A long-term research project, for scientists and citizens, helps you answer some basic scientific questions. Create a calendar of observation for yourself, your local area, and region. Spend some time taking a closer look at the plant, animals, and insects visiting your garden - see them in a whole new way.