The A.T. Seasons project brings together different parks and organizations that are actively monitoring seasonal changes in plants and animals (phenology) along the Appalachian Trail. That includes AMC’s well-seasoned Mountain Watch project and we are excited to join this effort.
You can Get Involved by becoming an A.T. Seasons Trained Observer by attending a training led by AMC or one of our partners; the National Park Service, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the National Phenology Network (NPN). Some of you have been participating in Mountain Watch since the program began in 2003. AMC’s Scientists will continue to utilize the now 10+ years of Mountain Watch data as we integrate with the all-things-phenology national database maintained by NPN.
What is phenology anyway? This video is a great introduction to this science and provides an overview of monitoring happening in our National Parks. Many of you already know this but the AT is part of our National Parks system.
And yes, there is an app for that! The A.T. Seasons app can be cam be download for Android users.
Labels: Appalachian Trail, conservation, Mountain Watch, Phenology, White Mountains