The Maine Monitor features Signs of the Seasons

The Maine Monitor featured University of Maine’s phenology program, Signs of the Seasons, in a recent article about the value of citizen science. Beth Bisson, coordinator of the program was featured. “[Researchers] could just never approach anything close to the volume that you can get if people from communities all over the state are out there in their backyards and in public parks and other places observing these changes,” Bisson said. “We have volunteers who do everything from selecting a single dandelion plant in their yard to observing, you know, more than a dozen species on several different sites.”

Read the full article by Annie Ropeik: How citizen data on shifting seasons is helping climate scientists (The Maine Monitor, March, 19, 2023).