AAFC-CEF-Building 49 is using Nature's Notebook to observe the trees around our workplace at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, ON in order to contribute to citizen science project and engage volunteers. The group will consist of science researchers, sometimes including botanists, bioinformatics, and genomics researchers and will also have summer students and volunteers help out.
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The Garden is using Nature's Notebook to monitor phenology of native and invasive species in their Cottonwood Gallery. The Garden is part of the Rio Grande Phenology Trail.
The Adirondack Ecological Center collects event timing data on several plants and animals, including sugar maples, lilacs, frogs and birds, to understand local ecological patterns and trends and to contribute to the USA National Phenology Network. The AEC is part of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and has collected phenological data since the late 1800s on lake ice, weather and other phenomena.
Alcuin Montessori School Adolescent Program teaches a unit about "Balance" and became interested in using Nature's Notebook as a platform to integrate topics in ecology, plant biology, and climate change. This monitoring project serves their academic goals and is a great experience for the students to contribute to a Citizen Science project. Students and their teachers will conduct observations in a local park in Oak Park, IL. The Oak Park park district has detailed information about species in this park and there are species in the park that are listed on the Green Wave Midwest campaign, such as Northern Red Oak, Red Maple, and Sugar Maple.
The Center is using Nature's Notebook to engage volunteers and community members in phenology monitoring.
USA-NPN and Ameriflux sites are working together to develop phenology monitoring protocols for individual plants at the ground level to be coupled with eddy flux measurements (e.g., CO2, H2O). Ameriflux is also contributing to the development of a canopy cam network.
Great Smokey Mountains National Park
Members of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and hikers along the Appalachian Trail are monitoring flowering times of alpine and woodland plants along the famous trail. AMC is also contributing to the development of plant phenology protocols for the northeastern US.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy volunteers track plant phenology at sites on and around the Appalachian Trail.
Arbor Day Foundation members are monitoring phenological development in six species of woody plants. These observations will be archived in the national phenology database maintained by the USA-NPN.
Nature Log data collection form being used by Arbor Day Foundation members.