The Fall Equinox, September 23rd, is a notable time of year because it marks the changing of seasons. You can help all of us better understand how plants change this fall season by observing plants in your neighborhood, schoolyard, or community. Although the Fall equinox is just one day, the Fall into Phenology campaign is much longer, giving you plenty of time to observe the plants in your area! The 2nd Annual Fall Into Phenology field campaign is occurring between September 10th and October 31st.
It's easy. Print our Fall into Phenology flyers and hand them out to friends, colleagues, and family!
Sweetgum photo courtesy of Ashley Bradford
|Register (if you don't already have a Project BudBurst account).|
|Select a Plant. This may be a plant in your neighborhood, yard, school ground, a park, or somewhere convenient for you. Just make sure it's listed on the Project BudBurst Master Plant List.|
|Download a Fall into Phenology Report Form. You can print any of these report forms and use them to record information about the plants you see.|
|Determine your plant's location. Tell us the latitude, longitude, city, state, and zip of your plant. Use the Project BudBurst Geocoder to find the latitude and longitude.|
|Make observations using the Single Report Form. Choose the phenophase category that best describes what your plant is doing.|
|Share your observations. This final step is very important. Your Project BudBurst investigation is not complete until you have entered your data to share your tree’s story with others. This only takes a few minutes on our web site.|