Climate change and phenology > USA-NPN needs your help!

March 12, 2009 at 7:09 am

For anyone in tune with the cycles of nature in your geographic area, whether noting the appearance of your favourite spring wildflowers, observing the migratory  timing of  birds and/ or  butterflies, or cheering on  the  fluffiness of wild baby animals in your neighbourhood forest,  the opportunity listed below could benefit from your help!

The USA-National Phenology Network (USA-NPN),  a consortium of government, academic and citizen-scientists  is launching a new national program built on volunteer observations of flowering, fruiting and other seasonal events.

Scientists and resource managers will use these observations to track effects of climate change on the Earth’s life-support systems.

If you are interested in participating in climate change science, instead of just reading about it, follow the U.S. Geological Survey link for more information: http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2151.