Citizen Science

Project BudBurst

Project BudBurst is on a mission – to get you outside taking a moment to observe how plants in your community change with the seasons! When you share your observations with us, they become part of an ecological record. Project BudBurst participants make careful observations of the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting phases of plants (plant phenophases) throughout the year. Spring, summer, fall, and winter phases are all valuable. Scientists and educators can use the data to learn more about how plant species respond to changes in climate locally, regionally, and nationally. Project BudBurst at Indiana University is supported by Dr. Kim Novick as part of her NSF CAREER award.