Spring 2023 Phenology Training

Spring 2023 Phenology Training
Registration Begins
11/29/2022 9:00 AM
Last Day To Register
3/26/2023 1:45 PM
11201 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117, US
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Phenology Training:

Learn to Observe the Changing Seasons

Join us at this fun training to learn about phenology and how it is being used to track the impacts that climate change is already making on the plants and animals all around us. 

Phenology is the practice of observing the different lifecycles of plants from bud burst and leaf emergence to flowering and seeds, and requires the simple recording of these so data collection can be quickly mastered. After a quick introduction to the process, we will hike a mile loop to observe the plants that make up a ‘phenology trail’ at Irvine. Data collected can be compared with both historical records and different regions to show how our warming world is causing rapid changes to Maryland’s plants.

After the training, you can take home the skills to make observations in your own yard to contribute to citizen science data; or join the Irvine Observation Team – taking a regular hike on the tail to observe the changing of the seasons.

For Adults

For Maryland Master Naturalists, the training may be used as a part of Master Naturalist Training Hour Requirements (check with your host site)


Date: Sunday, March 26

Time: 1:30-3:30 PM 

Location: Trails

Cost: Free (Registration required)

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