Project BudBurst Media Resources

The resources on this page can be used for media articles, newsletters, and other publications when discussing Project BudBurst.

What is Project BudBurst

Project BudBurst is a network of people across the United States who monitor plants as the seasons change. We are a national field campaign designed to engage the public in the collection of ecological data based on the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of plants (plant phenophases). Project BudBurst participants make careful observations of these plant phenophases. The data are collected in a consistent manner across the country so that scientists can use the data to learn more about the responsiveness of individual plant species to changes in climate locally, regionally, and nationally. Thousands of people from all 50 states have participated. Project BudBurst began in 2007 in response to requests from people like you who wanted to make a meaningful contribution to understanding changes in our environment.

Photos and Logos

Explore our Photos and Logos page to find images to accompany your news story.

Promotional Materials

Help spread the word about Project BudBurst by downloading our Overview Flyer and Postcard and sharing them with your community!

Overview Flyer


Project BudBurst Data Citation and Community Attribution

Project BudBurst data is freely available for anyone to download and use for noncommercial use. The data is provided by thousands of observers from across the country. Please cite your use of the data and recognize our observers with the following citation and community attribution:

Citation Format

Project BudBurst Visualizations

Project BudBurst maps, tables and other visualizations may be reproduced in publications without further permission provided that the figure is attributed as follows:

Image provided by Project BudBurst ( and created [date].

Project BudBurst in the News

Most Recent Articles

Below is a list of articles, radio shows, and podcasts that have highlighted Project BudBurst. Read what people are saying about this premiere citizen science field campaign! If news is missing, please contact the Web Manager at budburstweb (at)

Recent Publications & News

Past Articles (2007 – 2015)

Explore some of our past news coverage here.

Contact Info

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