It's time to start PlantWatching!
All across Canada volunteers are getting outside to monitor spring blooming plants. PlantWatch enables "citizen scientists" to get involved with climate change monitoring by recording flowering times for selected plant species and reporting these dates to researchers through the Internet or by mail.
There are 16 spring plants that we watch in Nova Scotia ranging from Red Maples to Dandelions. It’s easy to get started and you can either watch all of the species or just one or two.
To get involved go to the website plantwatch.ca and sign yourself up as an observer.