Connect with fellow community scientists.
Budburst Groups are great for classes, clubs, and other organizations. They allow for collaborative work and sharing observations. Groups can serve many purposes: students can gather data on specific plants in a schoolyard, research garden, or remotely in their backyard or neighborhood. Additionally, clubs can monitor a local species of interest, and visitors can monitor multiple plant species in a forest preserve or similar setting.
Phenology blitz for your location
Adopt a trail
Create a garden
Find a plant from all five plant groups
Submit a pollinator observation
Visit a nature center
Participating in Groups
Our goal is to bring together people from all walks of life and every corner of the globe to inspire lasting conservation action. We have instructions on how to join or create groups to help build connections.
There’s something for everyone
Budburst also has a wide variety of activities for Educators and Families.
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Budburst is a project of the
Chicago Botanic Garden
One of the treasures of the
Forest Preserves of Cook County