Your observations can become valuable data for climate change and environmental researchers by participating in Project BudBurst. Project BudBurst is a nation- wide effort to record phenology events that help research scientists better understand changes in our environment. There are many opportunities for citizen scientists to participate in this important work. The Project Bud Burst website has detailed information on how families and schools can participate. In fact, children comprised the largest group of people reporting data for Project Bud Burst last year! Get started by going outside and looking for new sprouts or blooms that appeared over night. See what others are recording on the website, or on their own web pages. What a great way to get your kids outdoors and observing nature.
Here are just a few of the blooms in my yard this month