Phenology Citizen Science App

Nature's Calendar Upper Austria

Nature Parks Upper Austria
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Nature's Calendar Upper Austria is a regional Nature's Calendar project, which also collects data for the Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG). The data collected can be observed in nature and compared over years, so it's observations like plants starting to blossom, trees yielding fruit or throwing off leaves or animals being active that support scientific research in this project.

The 'Nature's Calendar Nature Parks Upper Austria' is the regional project of the Upper Austrian nature parks. With the App, schoolchildren, guests and nature park residents observe the activities of the most important animal species of the nature parks and leaf budding, flowering or fruit ripening of wild and cultivated plants.

With the "Naturkalender Naturparke Oberösterreich" App, in addition to the flight of the lemon butterfly or the ripening of the house plum, many other special features of the 3 Upper Austrian nature parks can be observed and recorded throughout the year. By phenological observation of plants, animals on leaves, flowers or paws, Citizen Scientists can help to explore how climate change affects animals & plants.

In cooperation with students from 13 Upper Austrian nature park schools, the Nature Calendar Upper Austria App documents when the plants in their wild hedgerow sprout leaves, blossom, fruit and colour their foliage. Plants act as very sensitive measuring instruments of the atmosphere near the ground and react directly to recent years' "crazy" temperature development with increasingly early flowering or fruit ripening. The project aims to understand the climate and nature development and to react regionally to this.

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