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Central Arizona Phenology Trail Advanced Training
This Advanced Training was an introduction to the plants and animals that appear each season here in Prescott. Learn how to document what you see and contribute it to the Nature's Notebook Citizen Science Program, where your contributed information will be used to help answer local and national questions about species response to climate change. If you have been keeping a nature journal for years, bring it along to share.
More specifically, we will explore the plants and animals marked for observation along the Central Arizona Phenology Trail, learn how to identify them, their phenology, and seasonal timing. We will learn how to use the scientifically vetted protocols for observation created by the USA-National Phenology Network, and learn how to translate what we see on our favorite plants to usable information made available to researchers interested in studying species response to climate change.