Celebrating a Milestone With Nature’s Calendar: 100k Citizen Science Phenology Observations
We are thrilled to share the ZAMG's news that the Nature's Calendar phenology app running on the SPOTTERON Citizen Science platform has reached its 100k spot milestone!
According to our project partners, the most commonly observed plants were not indicator plants but others and their changes during the year. With the over 57000 comments and discussions with users in the App, this makes for a great source of information on nature for any participant to take part in and learn from.
About a quarter of the observations include phenological indicator species, of which the top three observed are the apple tree, the Sycamore maple, and the Black elder. These plants were also observed over the most extended periods, thus making these kinds of observations valuable data points to be used by the scientists behind the project.
Read more details on the types of observations here (in German): https://www.phenowatch.at/aktuell/was-gibt-es-neues/100000-eintraege-im-naturkalender
Nature's Calendar is one of the longest-running Citizen Science Apps on the SPOTTERON platform and the Austrian phenology App for interested Citizen Scientists who want to contribute to phenology and climate research by keeping a watch on their surroundings. Through Community Science observations like plants beginning to blossom, having fruits, starting to throw off leaves, or when animals are active, they support the Austrian Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics´ data collection.
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