New Signs of the Season Webinar on Historical Maine Phenology

On Aug. 4, 2017, Signs of the Seasons hosted it’s third webinar in it’s summer educational series. The webinar focused on exploring historic Maine phenology and was given by Dr. Caitlin Mcdonough, a post-doctoral researcher at Acadia National Park and the Schoodic Institute. The webinar, Uncovering the Past Through Maine’s Historic Phenology Data, showcases her Acadia National Park phenology research, and details her work to uncover, compile, and analyze phenology resources in an understudied region of northern Maine,  and quantify the flowering and leaf out responses of species and populations in these plant communities. She talks about her historic collaborators — a hunting guide’s journal from mid-twentieth century northern Maine and the 1894 Flora of Mount Desert Island, Maine.

View a video of the webinar by clicking here.