Welcome Fall with Nature's Notebook and the Timberland Regional Library in Washington State for an event focused on documenting signs of seasonal change. Nature's Notebook is a citizen science project that studies phenology, the study of seasons. Changes in phenological events, like flowering and animal migration, are among the most sensitive biological responses to climate change. How plants and animals respond can help us predict whether their populations will grow or shrink – making phenology a “leading indicator” of climate change impacts. Using Nature’s Notebook app or website, volunteers log their observations of plants and animals to help scientists take the pulse of the planet. The weekend before the event, Erin Posthumus from Nature's Notebook took you through the steps of capturing the seasonal activity of plants and animals via a Twitter thread. Hopefully you'll also participate from your community! Find those tweets on the SciStarter blog; we invite you to read through them before the event! https://blog.scistarter.org/2020/10/signs-of-fall-with-natures-notebook/ Then, join Erin, Donna Feddern from Shelton Timberland Library, and the SciStarter team on Zoom at 3 PM PT on October 8 to discuss phenology and what you discovered in your community through participating in Nature's Notebook. All are welcome to RSVP to this event.
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