It seems like each week brings new challenges these days! Many of you will be busy getting kids set up with school, either online or in person, starting the college semester, or just holding things together! Outside, plants and animals continue their seasonal cycles, reassuring amid these uncertain times.
We are so grateful to see your observations continue to roll in. The data that you collect are critical to our understanding of how plants and animals are responding to environmental changes from hurricanes to extreme heat to wildfires. As many research efforts have been put on hold or otherwise impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, your data are more important than ever in documenting phenology. Below are a few examples of how researchers are using your data and how you can explore the data yourself through our Visualization Tool.
Stay safe and hang in there!