Phenology Files

Phenology Files: July 2021

phenology  \ fi-ˈnä-lə-jē \ n 1 : a branch of science dealing with the relations between climate and periodic biological phenomena (such as bird migration or plant flowering) 2 : periodic biological phenomena that are correlated with climatic conditions. It's easy to curse the trailing blackberry if you've tripped over one… Read More ›

Phenology Files: June 2021

Summer is here! And wow, it's here for REAL! As you try to keep cool on these hot days, don't forget to look around and observe how the local flora and fauna are reacting to the seasonal changes. Reported phenology observations this month include: strawberries… Read More ›

Phenology Files: May 2021

Daylight is stretching longer and longer and we are reminded that we are just a few weeks away from the official start of summer. Plant and animal activity is occurring in such profusion that it's hard to keep up! In general, May was fairly dry,… Read More ›

Phenology Files: April 2021

Spring is in full swing, with April bringing the Seattle area a record-setting stretch of SEVEN consecutive days above 70 degrees. Folks were observed enjoying summertime activities on beaches, trails, and lawns across the Olympic Peninsula. (Do observations of human behaviors count as phenology? Maybe… Read More ›

Phenology Files: March 2021

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are so lucky to experience real signs of spring in March. The plants that were budding in February are now blossoming and leafing out, with pollen beginning to collect on any stationary surface. Songbirds greet us in the morning,… Read More ›

Phenology Files: February 2021

Our first full month of collecting phenology observations was a busy one! Just as we were starting to enjoy blue skies and buds appearing at the Lyre Conservation Area, a mid-February snowfall event covered everything up. It was easy to imagine that we were right… Read More ›

Join us as we explore Phenology

The Land Trust is excited to invite you to join us as we embark on a journey of observation, contemplation, and citizen science. We will be embracing the study of phenology on the Olympic Peninsula. What is Phenology? Phenology can be described as the study… Read More ›