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When will the dandelion flower this year and when will the different birds arrive? The study of phenology is how plants and animals time their life events so that it follows the rhythms of the seasons. Some of the phenomena of phenology we observe, like the first bird singing in the spring, happen the same time of the year – often nearly at the same date. How is this possible?

In this webinar, I will introduce you to phenology. It is part of a series. In later webinars, I will tell you about the specific phenology of birds, plants and insects. In the final parts of the series, I will use some of the data that you and your pupils have collected in the EDU-ARCTIC Monitoring System. Please gather your pupils for these lectures, and let us explore your data for phenology patterns!

Presenter: Paul Eric Aspholm