What is phenology? I'll be honest, I hadn't heard that word (or I've forgotten in the many years since high school) until I had completed my project of watching the Trillium Trail for one year (just finished this Feb.) and was complimented on an 'Interesting phenology study'.
I was intrigued.
If you aren't aware, I've been taking a course at the Wilderness Center in Wilmot, OH to become an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN)- more on that in an upcoming post- but one of our projects is to present something to the class. I came up with a whole list of project ideas - spring wildflowers, swamp vs marsh vs bog vs fen, and so on - but I wanted to challenge myself to learn something new as well...
In the span of no more then 10 minutes I will explain what phenology is (and how you've probably already used phenology - to an extent), how it's used, why it's important, and -if interested- how you can get involved.
I'm also doing it as a blog post so everyone out there can learn too! (win win win!)
Discover new and interesting things about the world around you.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her husband and cat in Wooster where she is also a family portrait and nature photographer as well as grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.