Pick a shrub, grass, conifer, wildflower or tree in your yard and document it’s date of first leaf, first flower and more throughout the year. Register and report your findings on-line to participate in Project BudBurst. Thanks to your help in recording the timing of various aspects of growth — you’ll contribute to valuable environmental information that can be compared to historical records. With this information, scientists can learn more about how weather and climate change affects people and environments around the globe.
Over 100 botanists, researchers and scientists are involved in Project Budburst managed by The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. The project is operated by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) under a cooperative agreement with its primary sponsor, The National Science Foundation.
So get your mom, the kids and other families on your block to get outside and take a closer look!