Phenology Observations

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Monday, April 8, 2013


This is my muddy footprint on snow the morning after the April (FOOLS!) 1st snow storm last week. Spring is coming....just not sure when!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Share your observations here

Please share your phenological observations! You can post your observation here as a comment,  and/or pinpoint your observation using the map above (and the instructions to the right).


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Had a great walk this afternoon that ended in the Rock Point sugarbush.  The sap is flowing beautifully!  On Friday, Rock Point students collected about 350 gallons of sap!  Looking forward to sharing and celebrating this time of year with the Burlington Phenology Guild on Saturday!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Welcome to Meteorological Spring!

And with that we are going to pay attention to what I consider to be a sure sign that spring is on the way - sugaring!  Our next guild gathering will focus on  the sweetness of soils and the physiology of the sugar maple.  We will also be highlighting phenological monitoring and its importance/connection to the bigger understanding of our ecological communities.  Here are the logistics:

What: March Burlington Phenology Guild event
When: Saturday, March 16th
Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Meet in the RPS Library
Bring: Yourself (and a friend), your journal that BPG provided, your curiosity, and your appetite.

This BPG event will spend the first 2 hours mostly outside and then move inside to enjoy a Maple Celebration hosted by Rock Point School students.  We will be heading to the dining room for an incredible brunch at 11:00.  With that we will also have the option of taking a tour of the sugaring facility at RPS.  It is a great community event not to be missed!  (The BPG will be covering the cost of the maple brunch for our patrons!)

With that being said, it is important for me to get a solid count of who is planning on attending this month's Guild.  As well, if you have the opportunity to carpool, bike or walk, I would recommend it as parking on this morning will be tight.  

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email.  I hope to see you all in a couple of weeks!