Just completing its second summer of data collection, a great new program brings citizen scientists from across the country to report observations on life cycle events from plants in their own backyard. The program called Project BudBurst is lead by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and the National Phenology Network, and collects information on the timing of the first bud, first flower, and seed dispersal for plants.
Visit Project BudBurst to learn more about the research, download the program activity guide, and plan to submit your critical observations for next year’s cycle in Spring 2009.
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