Phenology Walk & Talk

Phenology Walk & Talk

With Dr. Lisa Wallace of Old Dominion University

Wednesday, May 22
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Climate change is shifting the natural world in many ways. You’ve perhaps experienced the tidal changes felt across Hampton Roads with rising sea levels, but did you know that plants and animals are changing their yearly growth patterns too? Scientists are eager to understand these responses of plants and animals to a warming climate and rely on a network of citizens who regularly observe species through the National Phenology Network. In this walk and talk, learn about this Network, some of the effects that we’ve seen in plants at the Garden, and how you can contribute observations from your own backyard to help local scientists understand the shifting landscape in Southeast Virginia. Participants are encouraged to install the Nature’s Notebook app on a mobile device and set up an account prior to the walk.


$16 ($21 for not-yet-members)