Become a Phenology Phenomenon!

Phenology is the study of seasonal changes among plants and animals. Who knew?

Scenic Hudson did! And they’ve got a whole webpage dealing with how people like YOU can contribute, using nothing but a smartphone app or data sheet and your keen observation skills!

According to the website, “The data collected by phenology allows scientists to track changes in climate and monitor patterns.  A long-term database would better allow scientists to understand how the climate is changing and how these changes are affecting species and ecosystems.”

Essentially, you take a mindful walk in nature, and the world of science thanks you for it. A pretty good deal, in our opinion.

For more information and to find local events, check out Scenic Hudson’s website!

Photo courtesy of Luke Price on flickr