Welcome Fall with Nature's Notebook and the Shelton Timberland Library for an event focused on documenting signs of seasonal change.
Nature's Notebook is a citizen science project that studies phenology, the study of seasons. Changes in phenological events, like flowering and animal migration, are among the most sensitive biological responses to climate change. How plants and animals respond can help us predict whether their populations will grow or shrink – making phenology a “leading indicator” of climate change impacts. Using Nature’s Notebook app or website, volunteers post time- and location-stamped pictures and observations of plants and animals to help scientists take the pulse of the planet.
The weekend before the event, follow along on Twitter @USANPN as Erin Posthumus from Nature's Notebook takes you through the steps of capturing the seasonal activity of plants and animals. Hopefully you'll also participate from your community! Find directions and how to participate at https://scistarter.org/natures-notebook.
Then, join Erin, Donna Feddern from Shelton Timberland Library, and the SciStarter team on Zoom at 3 PM on October 8 to discuss phenology and what you discovered in your community through participating in Nature's Notebook. All are welcome to RSVP to this event. Register now.