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Budburst | Nature Nation


Each week, we feature a worthy citizen science project or nature news segment from around the nation. This week, as we search for projects to do from home, we bring you Budburst.

Budburst, a project of the Chicago Botanical Garden, enables citizen scientists nationwide to monitor plants as the seasons change. It’s a project you can do from your backyard or on a walk around the block that teaches the basics of phenology, plant species and reporting and observational tactics. Learn how to submit observations and download data HERE. If you’re an educator, HERE is more information.


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