SURRY — The Schoodic Institute and Blue Hill Heritage Trust will hold a free citizen science training for Phenology Trail 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Carter Nature Preserve, Cross Road.
Great for teachers, youth, parents, and individuals interested in helping collect data for national climate change research. We will meet at Carter Nature Preserve in Surry and then head to The Gatherings, also in Surry, to finish the training.
Phenology, or nature’s calendar, is the study of plant and animal life cycle events. It includes tracking the timing of flowering and fruiting plants, emergence of insects, and bird migrations. Millions of songbirds migrate south every fall along the northeast coastline. As they travel the long distances needed to reach their southern destinations, they need stopover sites where they can refuel on fruits and insects.
Schoodic Institute has partnered up with the National Phenology Network, and has 9 miles of trails dedicated to this research.
Call the office at 207-374-5118 for further information and to register. Space is limited.