The CoCoRaHS WxTalk Webinar!
Weather, Climate and Phenology
A look at phenology and its relationship to weather and climate will be the focus of our November CoCoRaHS WxTalk Webinar. "WxTalk Webinar” It will take place on Thursday, November 3rd. Join us for this presentation by Theresa Crimmins of the National Phenology Network (NPN), located in Tucson, AZ.
Space is limited to the first 500 registrants, so register today! We will notify the first 500 who register of their acceptance to the Webinar. Those who aren't able to attend will be able to watch this episode on-line the following day.
Title: Webinar #54 - CoCoRaHS WxTalk: Weather, Climate and Phenology
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern, Noon Central, 11:00 AM Mountain, 10:00 AM Pacific
April showers bring May flowers…really?
We’ve all heard the saying that April showers bring May flowers… is this true? Are plants really that responsive to environmental conditions? Indeed, they are… the timing of rainfall and heat events has lots to do with when plants leaf out, flowers open, fruits ripen, birds migrate, insects hatch, and lots more. The timing of these events in plants and animals is known as phenology. The phenology of many events in plants and animals is sensitive to antecedent and immediate conditions, and as the climate is changing, so is the timing of leaf out, flowering, migration, and more in many species.
Thousands of individuals are tracking the timing of plant and animal phenology across the U.S. as part of a program called Nature’s Notebook, run by the USA National Phenology Network. Using these observations, scientists are now clearly documenting that when it rains it pours…and then the flowers bloom! This presentation will cover the history and science of phenology, some key findings that observational data have yielded, and how you can play a role in documenting changing phenology in your own yard.
Reserve your seat now by registering here: NPN
Be sure to attend our upcoming December CoCoRaHS WxTalk Webinar:
- Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 1PM EST: "
Climate through a PRISM: Exploring the spatial patterns of climate across the United States
”, presented by Chris Daly of PRISM located at Oregon State Univ. in Corvallis, OR.