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Phenology Monitoring at McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Main Project Information
Presented By McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Field Institute
Goal Monitoring seasonal changes in selected plant and animal species
Task Observe and share seasonal changes in plants and animals
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Phenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, or
"phenophases," such as leafing, flowering, breeding, and migration.

Be part of a team who monitors up to 6 plant species (saguaro, buckhorn cholla,
jojoba, mesquite, desert senna, and soaptree yucca) within the Preserve over a 3-
year time period to assess the impact of climate change on plant phenology. The
monitoring is completed at one of Jane Rao, Bajada, or Kovach Nature Trails

How to Join

To participate in this project, you must first become a McDowell Sonoran
Conservancy Steward. This link takes you to the application forms:

Once you are a Steward, you can sign up to become involved with this project.

Project Timing Year round. Ideally 1 hour per week
Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per week
Average Time An hour or so
Tags climate change, mcdowell sonoran preserve, phenology, plant
Project Updated 05/23/2018