Phenology is both fun and practical. The data phenologists gather can help predict when to plant crops, when allergy season begins, when to look for and treat invasive species and plant pests, and how living things are responding to climate change.
With a little training, anyone can collect phenological data. A variety of citizen scientist projects are open to volunteers from any walk of life. Check out the Volunteer Scientists page of the USA National Phenology Network. See also the website for the Minnesota Phenology Network.
|Smooth Wild Rose on June 6, 2021, near Hamel, MN.|