March 15, 2012
Spring is almost here and that means beautiful cherry blossoms will be coming out soon. You can watch the cherry trees near you bloom and help out a fellow citizen science project by recording cherry blossom data for Project Budburst’s Cherry Blossom Blitz. Participating in Cherry Blossom Blitz is easy and free and the short count period runs from March 20th to April 30th. The data collected will be used to study phenology – the study of the timing of biological events, such as flowers blooming or animal hibernation. To learn more about Cherry Blossom Blitz and how to participate, check out their website.