Zion Phenology Study

Starting April 4th!

Citizen Science - Participate in the Watchman Phenology Trail.

Phenology is the study of the timing of plant and animal life cycle events. Monitoring these events helps us better understand how the timing of these events are related to climate. You can help park scientists with a plant phenology study.

A plant phenology trail has been set up along the Watchman Trail. Twelve plants have been selected for observation along the trail and are identified with plant markers. Participants record the status of the plant, whether it is budding, flowering or fruiting. Observations are recorded on the ‘Watchman Phenology Trail’ datasheet. No prior experience needed.

Send us an email and we will send you everything you need to help with this study.
Email: Subject: Plants Message: I want to help

**Don't forget to include your email address so we can send you back and email with the tools you will need to help us with this study.

Watchman Phenology Trail Citizen Scientist - Email:
Subject: Plants / Message: I want to help

 
Shrubby and woolly, this perennial grows 1-3 ft., with numerous large, apricot-orange flowers in wand-like clusters near the tips of weak, wide-ranging, sometimes sprawling stems.
Globe mallow; Shrubby, this perennial grows 1-3 ft., with numerous large, apricot-orange flowers in wand-like clusters near the tips of weak, wide-ranging, sometimes sprawling stems. The broad leaves have three lobes and rounded, scalloped edges.  A grayish plant with bright orange-red flower.
Email us and we will send you the tools you will need to complete this study.

Last updated: April 2, 2018

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Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767

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