Walking with Wildflowers

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Get Involved

Walking with Wildflowers is beginning to tag plants and establish phenology sites at Yosemite National Park, Crater Lake National Park and North Cascades National Park in the summer of 2017. Until these phenology sites are set up, there are limited volunteer opportunities.  We plan to finish this process in early July 2017.

How to Participate

However, there still are ways to participate! If you are planning on hiking the PCT in the vicinity of Yosemite National Park, Crater Lake National Park, or North Cascades National Park this summer in July or August, we need you to start collecting phenology data. Please contact us to get more details and join our volunteer listserv.

We also need you to spread the word!  Success of citizen science initiatives such as ours is highly dependent on getting word of this project to those who are eager volunteers. Please direct people to our website, discuss our project, and contact us via the ‘contact us’ tab on this website. PCT hikers please visit our booth at the annual PCT kickoff event—ADZPCTKO (Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off).

If you are a member of an organization that would potentially like to participate in Walking with Wildflowers, we would love to talk to you. Please contact us and we will schedule a visit or videochat with your group!

Other Citizen Science Opportunities

Do you want to participate in phenology observations, but are not hiking the PCT this year? That is great! The USA National Phenology Network has many opportunities to survey phenology in your own backyard. 

Are you located close to Mt. Rainier National Park?  Then, perhaps MeadoWatch is for you! MeadoWatch surveys phenology for a number of important wildflowers in Mt. Ranier National Park.

Are you hiking the Appalacian Trail this year instead of the Pacific Crest Trail? USA-National Phenology Network also partners with A.T. Seasons program to survey phenology for important species along this trail.

Happy Trails!


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