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Feb 22

The Cottonwood Calendar

Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Natural History Institute, 312 Grove Ave., Prescott, AZ

--A phenology & citizen science workshop on Butte Creek--

Anyone can document the seasonal changes of Fremont’s Cottonwood (Populus fremontii). Your observations, during the workshop and onward, will begin our monitoring project on Butte Creek, and become part of the nation-wide effort to document when yearly cycles are occurring in species vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Plus, noticing the yearly changes in our plant and animal neighbors is key to being a naturalist—it will change your life!

After the workshop, participants are invited to lend a hand with the continued restoration of Butte Creek.

This event is in partnership with the National Phenology Network's "Nature's Notebook," and the Butte Creek Restoration and Education Project.

*Phenology is the study of re-occurring life cycles in plants and animals, especially in relation to climate.

The workshop is from 9am-noon, at the Natural History Institute—located on the Butte Creek-facing side of the 312 Grove building at Prescott College. It is found northwest of the Sheldon and Grove intersection.

This event is free and open to the public.

www.naturalhistoryinstitute.org