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A.T. Seasons

Main Project Information
Presented By USA National Phenology Network, ATC, AMC, NPS, USGS
Goal To record phenological events along the Appalachian Trail
Task Use Nature's Notebook to track animal and plant observations.
Where A.T. Seasons USA

The A.T. Seasons project brings together different parks and organizations that are actively monitoring seasonal changes in plants and animals (phenology) along the Appalachian Trail. Using Nature’s Notebook or our customized mobile app observers at all levels will be contributing to a comprehensive dataset with the goal of understanding the relationship between phenology and climate change along the Appalachian Trail. Get Involved today!

A.T. Seasons is your opportunity to help track the unfolding of important life cycle events each year along the iconic Appalachian Trail, linking your observations with others from Georgia to Maine. By observing and reporting seasonal changes of plants and animals you will help build the foundation to understanding and protecting the scenic & natural beauty of the trail corridor.

How to Join

Visit the webpage at and then sign up for a free Nature's Notebook account at and select the "AT Seasons" partner group during profile setup. Then start observing, visiting sites along the Appalachian Trail and then entering your observations online at ore-established sites and species.

1. Join Nature’s Notebook
2.Set up your account
3.Start observing!

Required Gear

Paper datasheets or a mobile device

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At night
Tags animal, animals, Appalachian, climate, environment, free, group, nature, observations, park, plant, pleants, public, tracking, trail
Project Updated 01/30/2018