YELLOWSTONE PHENOLOGY

Phenology:

Recording the dates of first (and last) occurrence of biological events in their annual cycle and the study of the effects of the seasons on plants and animals.

Or more simply put, it’s the calendar that nature uses.

Tracking the changes in the seasons is a passion of mine. It started informally at the cabin my family had in my formative years. Now that I’m living in the greater Yellowstone area, I keep a Yellowstone Phenology Journal. While the physical version stays as my priority, I do try to get as many little notes up here as possible.

Keeping a phenology journal provides a comfort in knowing what’s normal and what to expect next. Anytime is a good time to start one.

JANUARY

150107J1250971

FEBRUARY

150201J1260442

MARCH

150322J1270661

APRIL

140406J1030527

MAY

140514J1050630

JUNE

140604J1080897

JULY

140731J1150645

AUGUST

140803J1160057

SEPTEMBER

140918J1180477

OCTOBER

141008J1210346

NOVEMBER

141226J1250664

DECEMBER

141215J1250385

From the Blog:

This Week in Wonderland: Week 37

5-11 SEPT 2016 PHENOLOGY REPORT (Phenology is the study of the seasons) Fall has stepped on stage this past week. If you've missed the smaller signs, it might have seemed quite sudden. Where did summer go? Sort of feels like jet lag at times. But I'm really ready to...

This Week in Wonderland: Week 36

29 AUG - 4 SEP 2016 PHENOLOGY REPORT (Phenology is the study of the seasons) Labor Day Weekend, the traffic in Yellowstone picked up considerably. In fact, it felt like it was late July to Early August, but with fewer buses. The past couple of weeks led me to believe...

This Week in Wonderland: Late August

Can you feel it? Have you noticed the shift that's happening in the weather? Over the past two weeks it's obvious that we're starting the fall dance between summer and winter. This time the shift is to let winter take over and shine. We've had our first good snow up...

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